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New Model ES7 • June, 2012 — Kawai America is pleased to unveil the latest generation of its popular ES Series portable digital pianos. The new ES7 represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor, with an improved action, a new tone generator, advances in sound technology and the addition of USB audio. More »

Historic Win for K-3 • January, 2012 — Once again, the venerable Kawai K3 Professional Upright Piano has been named “Acoustic Piano of the Year”. The instrument received the 2011 MMR Dealers Choice Award as such, marking the fourth year in a row to receive the prestigious award. More »    Click here for K-3 video demo.

Kawai Celebrates 85th Anniversary • January, 2012 — Koichi Kawai created the Kawai Musical Research Laboratory in 1927 with a small team of supportive colleagues in his hometown of Hamamatsu. Known today as the Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Company, the company that bears Koichi’s name has grown into one of the largest and most respected piano builders in the world. More »

Kawai Unveils CE220 • January, 2012 — Kawai unveiled the new CE220 digital piano at the 2012 Winter NAMM show, recently held in Anaheim, CA. The CE220 replaces the perennial favorite CE200 digital piano. More »

Kawai CA93 Receives Award  • January, 2012 — The popular Kawai CA 93 digital piano was recently named one of the 20 Top MI Products for 2011 by Music Inc. magazine. More »

Kawai CA93 Down Beat Magazine Review • September, 2011 — As far as authenticity goes, the Kawai CA93 digital piano has two distinct advantages working in its favor. More »

Kawai Artist Mike Jones- Magician's Musican • September, 2011 — Down Beat Magazine profiles Kawai Artist Mike Jones.

Jacksonville University Becomes EPIC • August, 2011 — Kawai America Corporation proudly announces the addition of Jacksonville University to its Elite Performing Instrument Collection (EPIC) program, also known as The EPIC Partnership. More »

Kawai CL26 Raises the Bar • July, 2011 — Kawai America and Kawai Canada announce the arrival of the new CL26 digital piano. Replacing its popular predecessor, this new digital piano sets new standards for an entry level digital piano in several key areas. More »

High Praise for Kawai at The Atlanta Jazz Festival • June, 2011 — The Shigeru Kawai SK6 was the official piano for the festival and earned high praise from all the artists, production coordinators and enthusiastic listeners. More »

Parade of New Products Continues • February, 2011 — Kawai continues its string of new product releases with the announcement of two new digital pianos for 2011 – the CS3 and CN43. More »

NEEDMORE Hits the Road • February, 2011 — The New Year is starting out red hot for the band NEEDMORE, one of Kawai’s newest artists. Having announced an aggressive national tour schedule, the group hit the road after being named an NME "Breakthrough" Artist in the UK. More »

Kawai Releases Newest Legendary MP Series Stage Pianos • December, 2010 — Kawai America announces the release of the latest in its award-winning MP Series Professional Stage Pianos. The new MP10 and MP6 replace the popular MP5 and MP8II models. More »

Kawai Artist Neil Sedaka Honored for Charity Work • November, 2010 — World famous singer/songwriter and Kawai artist Neil Sedaka was recently given the Silver Heart Award by the Variety Club Children’s Charity. More »

Monteverde makes it a "Baker's Dozen" • November, 2010 — Monteverde Academy, the prestigious college prep school located in Central Florida, recently added seven more Kawai digital pianos to their existing Kawai digital piano lab system. More »

Kawai at The Hague Jazz Festival • November, 2010 — The Hague Jazz Festival draws music lovers from across Europe to the World Forum in Den Haag, Netherlands. More »

Kawai and Berklee Team Up • Rancho Dominguez, CA • September, 2010 — Dozens of talented high school musicians from across the world made their way to the Los Angeles area in August to participate in the annual Berklee in LA program. More »

Nashville Flood Benefit • Nashville, TN • September, 2010 — Many people from all walks of life were adversely affected by the historic springtime flood this year in Nashville, TN. Legendary Christian music songwriters and Kawai artists Bob and Jayne Farrell were among those hardest hit. More »

Kawai Piano Thrills• Rancho Dominguez, CA • August, 2010 — A Kawai Concert Grand Piano was recently featured at the 33rd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival - the largest free jazz festival in the world. More »

Inspiring New Artist • Rancho Dominguez, CA • July, 2010 — Inspirational speaker and pianist Kim Deardorff has joined Kawai’s growing roster of international artists. Based in Nashville, TN, Kim travels nationwide speaking and playing at a diverse range of engagements, from a NASCAR Nationwide Series event to this year’s Chosen International’s Adoptee’s Teen Camp. More »

Kawai Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Wooden-Key Digital Piano Actions • June, 2010 —In 1985, Kawai introduced its first electronic piano featuring a wooden-key action. The year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this groundbreaking event. More »

Kawai President receives Order Merit of the Republic of Poland - Tokyo, Japan • April, 2010 — The president of Kawai Musical Instruments, Hirotaka Kawai, was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in a ceremony held on April 26, 2010 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo, Japan. More »

Kawai K3 wins Dealers Choice award - Rancho Dominguez, CA • January, 2010 — It’s two in a row for the popular Kawai K-3 Professional Upright Piano. In balloting conducted by Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine, readers from across North America have once again selected the K-3 as the 2009 Acoustic Piano of the Year. More »

Earl Wild Passes Away at 94 • January, 2010 — Earl Wild, one of the 20th Century’s greatest pianists, died in January of 2010 at the age of 94. He was a legendary figure in the world of piano, performing throughout the world for over eight decades. More »

Live from NAMM • January, 2010 — Held annually in Anaheim, CA, the Winter NAMM Show is one of the world’s largest trade shows for the music industry. More »

George Enescu International Piano Competition • January, 2010 — The George Enescu International Piano Competition was recently held in Bucharest with 47 contestants from around the world participating. More »

Kawai's "Star" Releases New CD • January, 2010 Miriam Pico, a former winner of Kawai’s “Searching For A Star” CD contest, recently released a new CD titled “S’bout Time”. More »

Kawai Wins The 2009 Music Inc. Magazine Supplier Excellence Award • December, 2009Kawai America Inc. and Kawai Canada Music recently received the prestigious “2009 Supplier Excellence Award” given by Music Inc. Magazine. More »

Kawai and Berklee Team Up for Summer Session in LA • December, 2009Dozens of talented high school musicians made their way to
the Los Angeles area earlier in the year to participate in the annual Berklee in LA program. More »

Nashville's Bluebire Cafe Selects Kawai • December, 2009 The world-famous Bluebird Café and Kawai America announce the choice of the Kawai EP3 digital piano as the official digital piano of the Bluebird Café. More »

OneRepublic Endorses Kawai • June, 2008Kawai is pleased to announce that Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic have joined the growing roster of Kawai Artists. More » 

Kawai and Alfred Expand Partnership • July, 2008 Alfred Publishing and Kawai America announce the expansion of their partnership with the release of the new Kawai Concert Artist (CA) series digital pianos containing built-in Alfred lessons. More »

Beijing Chooses Kawai • May, 2008 Earlier this year, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing conducted a worldwide search for pianos for its music spaces. When the decisions were made, Kawai and Shigeru Kawai pianos comprised 17 of the 22 instruments selected. More »

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