A gold medallist at Bordeaux Regional Conservatoire, Hervé N’KAOUA entered the Paris National Conservatoire in 1986 where he studied piano with Dominique MERLET and Chamber Music with Jean-Claude PENNETIER. He graduated with honours in 1990 . Continuing his studies in Roland PIDOUX’s Chamber Music class. Having taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique of Le Havre, he is named at the Regional Conservatoire of Bordeaux in 1997, and at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon in 2008. He plays widely as a soloist and in chamber music and as given many concerts in France and abroad. He has also been invited to participate in Juries at International Piano Competitions and has given master classes in England, Portugal, USA as well as in several music schools in France.