THE KAWAI PHILOSOPHY

A never ending quest for perfection sparked by the skills and dreams of one man, magnified by the vision and passion of his son and advanced by the steadfast determination of his grandson. A heritage that finds it greatest fulfillment not in size and scope, but in quality and heart.

THE FOUNDING OF KAWAI PIANOS

Kawai America Corporation was first founded in 1927 by the son of a wagon maker, Koichi Kawai, in Hamamatsu, Japan. He began the company by first trying to build an upright piano with imported parts, with the help of his apprentice. Through the years Kawai has grown to be one of the largest and well known piano companies in the world. Kawai offers a complete line of Grand Pianos, Upright Pianos, Digital Pianos and Professional Keyboards to musicians all over the world.

Kawai’s presidency has always remained in the Kawai family and in 1989 it was passed to Hirotaka Kawai, the current President. Hirotaka has pledged to continue with Kawai’s legacy of “commitment to excellence” that was first established by his grandfather.

 

Since he has become President he has overseen the introduction of the internationally-acclaimed RX Series Artist Grand Pianos and although the company has grown quite large since it was first started there has always remained a great concern for pure quality and piano performance to continue.

Koichi Kawai

Shigeru Kawai

Hirotaka Kawai

"At Kawai, the quest for perfection is not just an ideal... but a duty."

– Hirotaka Kawai

THE MAKING OF KAWAI PIANOS

Though Kawai's size and production grew steadily, Shigeru Kawai never wavered from his father's overriding concern for quality and ever-improving piano performance. It was this unceasing desire to perfect the art of the piano that inspired Shigeru's crowning achievement... the Ryuyo Grand Piano Facility.

Ryuyo Grand Piano Facility

Opening in 1980, the 300,000 square-foot plant was built at a cost of $50 million. Ryuyo embodies the perfect "marriage" of hand-craftsmanship and advanced technology. It is equipped with the most sophisticated piano-building tools available and is staffed by the most knowledgeable and experienced piano personnel in the world.

The world-renowned EX Concert Grand Pianos are hand-built here in the famed Shigeru Kawai Research and Development Laboratory by Kawai's finest Master Piano Artisans. Today, the Ryuyo facility is universally regarded as the most advanced and efficient piano factory in the world.

"Making Kawai the sound heard around the world was our vision, but making Kawai the sound preferred around the world is our ultimate goal."

– Shigeru Kawai

THE WINNERS CHOICE

Found on concert stages throughout the world, Kawai continues to be selected by gold medal winners and finalists at prestigious international piano competitions across the world. They have truly reached the pinnacle of worldwide acclaim. With a diversity of fine products within 80 countries around the globe, Kawai has made its mark and its place among the world’s preeminent musical instrument companies. Pure quality and affordability is what has made these pianos the vision of the future.

 

Come see our beautiful, vast collection of Kawai pianos to see exactly Kawai is all about.

Grand Piano Models:

• GM-10K 5'0"

• GM-11 5'0"

• GM-12 5'0"

• GE-30 5'5"

• GX-1 5'5"

• GX-2 5'10"

• GX-3 6'3"

• GX-5 6'8"

• GX-6 7'0"

• GX-7 7'6"

• EX 9'0"

Upright Piano Models:

• K-15 44 1/2"

• 506N

• UST-9

• 508

• 607

• 907

• K-200 45"

• K-300 48"

• K-400 48"

• K-500 51"

• K-800 53"

• K-200 ATX Anytime Piano

• K-300 ATX Anytime Piano