Kawai Receives 2018 Music Product Awards from MMR and Music Inc. Magazines

2018 Music Product Awards

Kawai has recently been honored with three prestigious international music product awards. These new accolades bring the total number of major awards for excellence to 51, placing Kawai among the most award-winning brands in the global music products industry.

The 2018 Dealer Choice Award for Pro Digital Keyboard Line of the Year went to the Kawai MP Series Professional Stage Pianos. The two MP Series models – the MP7SE and MP11SE – were acknowledged for their category-leading keyboard actions, touch and control, along with their wide selection of authentic piano and instrumental sounds. The MP Series models are favorites among professional stage performers.

Music Inc. Magazine recognized the Kawai NOVUS NV10 Hybrid Digital Piano with its 2018 Product Excellence Award. With a nod to the artful fusion of Kawai’s 90 years of acoustic and digital piano expertise to create a unique hybrid digital piano, this award is particularly significant given the wide array of other stellar musical instruments being brought to market. The NV10’s list of outstanding features includes the combination of Kawai’s finest Millennium III acoustic grand piano keyboard action, including a real damper mechanism, with the latest SK-EX rendering piano sound engine. The NV10 also features an ultra-premium amplification system developed with audio specialists Onkyo, which delivers incredibly authentic piano and instrumental sounds. The high level of technical innovation and stunningly beautiful polished ebony piano cabinet make the Kawai Novus NV10 a clear leader in the hybrid category.

The prominent German publication, Tastenwelt magazine, has for many years covered the keyboard and digital piano categories. Each year the readers of Tastenwelt are invited to vote for their favorite products in a variety of classifications. The Kawai ES110 has received the 2018 Tastenwelt Magazine Product Award in the Portable Piano category, following on the heels of the readers’ 2017 selection of the Kawai ES8 in the same division. The Kawai ES series is celebrated for its high performance, portability, and array of player features.

It is incredibly gratifying to have received 51 Major International Awards for Excellence, and Kawai plans to continue to add to its collection far into the future. With a solid commitment to supporting music makers and a focus on product development, the future of the piano has never been brighter at Kawai.