About

In its never-ending quest to elevate the art of instrumental craftsmanship,
Kawai continues to fulfil its calling as the future of the piano.

"Some companies follow trends, Others create them. Some companies fear change, Others embrace it. Some companies live in the past, Others become the future."

KAWAI Thailand

THE

Philosophy

The Future of the Piano

The imaginative spirit of Koichi Kawai, our founder, laid an ambitious foundation for all who would follow, and is the primary reason why the name Kawai has been synonymous with innovation since 1927. Always searching for new materials and technologies that can improve the tone, touch, stability or durability of a piano, Kawai has pioneered many of the piano industry’s most compelling and beneficial innovations, including aluminium action rails, slow-close fallboards, hard finish music desks and the revolutionary use of ABS composites and carbon fibre in piano actions.

The company’s passion for innovation also extends to electronics where Kawai created the industry’s first digital pianos with real wooden keys, the first action designs that re-create the natural movement and motion of an acoustic piano action, the first built-in CD recorders and the first affordable digital pianos with real wooden soundboards.

In its never-ending quest to elevate the art of instrumental craftsmanship, Kawai continues to fulfill its calling as the future of the piano.

BRAND

THE WINNER’S CHOICE

KAWAI HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED COMPANIES IN THE GLOBAL MUSIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY HAVING RECEIVED OVER 50 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR PRODUCT AND SERVICE EXCELLENCE.

  • The 8th Sydney International Piano Competition (Australia), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 1st International Music Competition Harbin (China), top four prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 42nd ARD International Music Competition (Germany), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 2nd Dublin International Piano Competition (Ireland), top six prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 5th Dublin International Piano Competition (Ireland), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 1st Citta di Cantu International Piano and Orchestra Competition (Italy), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 45th Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition (Italy), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 8th Premio Dino Ciani International Competition (Italy), top three prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 22nd Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition (Italy), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 25th Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition (Italy), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 27th Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition (Italy), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 30th Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition (Italy), first and second prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 2nd Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Japan), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Japan), first and third prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Japan), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 12th Vianna da Motta International Music Competition (Macao), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 14th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (Poland), second prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition (Russia), top two prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 2nd International Rachmaninov Piano Competition (Russia), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 1st Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition (Serbia), top three prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 2nd Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition (Serbia), top three prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 11th Santander International Piano Competition (Spain), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 13th Jose Iturbi International Music Competition (Spain), first and second prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 14th Jose Iturbi International Music Competition (Spain), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 20th Jose Iturbi International Music Competition (Spain), first, fourth and fifth prize winners selected Kawai.
  • The 9th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (USA), first prize winner selected Kawai.
  • The 23rd William Kapell International Piano Competition (USA), top three prize winners selected Kawai.