Nathalie Fortin was born in Montreal, Canada, where she studied piano at the Montreal Conservatory under Madame Anisia Campos. In 1994 she obtained her Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she studied accompanying and chamber music with Dr. Jean Barr. In the spring of 2003 she obtained a Doctorate of Musical Arts with a major in Keyboard collaborative Arts under Dr. Alan Smith at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The same year, she was given the Keyboard Collaborative Arts Department Award. She worked as a staff accompanist at the Montreal Conservatory and the University of Montreal, and collaborated with artists in Canada, Europe, and the United States, where she participated in various festivals. Nathalie now lives in Eugene where she is active as a collaborative pianist and teacher. She has worked for Lane Community College, the Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, the Oregon Mozart Players, and the University of Oregon.