The MP9000 digital piano was one of the first professional stage pianos with authentic wooden keys. Upon its introduction, it set the standard for outstanding touch in a portable stage piano and was the ideal choice for professional performers who needed a road-worthy keyboard with exceptional “feel” of a grand piano. The MP9000 was the predecessor of the MP9500 (introduced in 2002) that received the prestigious “Readers Choice Award” from Tastenwelt Magazine (Germany) in 2003. These instruments established the foundation for the award-winning Kawai MP Series Professional Stage Pianos of today that were named “Pro Digital Keyboard Line of the Year” by the readers of MMR Magazine in 2018.
The world had never seen a portable professional stage piano with real wooden keys until the arrival of the MP9000 in 1999. Now a Kawai Legacy Product, the MP9000 set the stage for the current line of Kawai MP Series models that were named "Pro Digital Keyboard Line of the Year" by MMR Magazine in 2018.