90th Anniversary of KAWAI


Kawai is a global corporation with distribution in virtually every major market in the world. From its beginnings in 1927 in Hamamatsu, Japan, the company has been committed to an ongoing quest to perfect the art of the piano.  Since 1998, Kawai has received 45 major international awards for product and service excellence.  One of the world’s largest music instrument manufacturers, Kawai celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2017 and is one of the few piano companies in the world still led by members of its founding family.


The inaugural Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition will coincide with Kawai’s 90th anniversary, and 50 years of Kawai music competitions. The Competition aims to contribute to the development of music, and to promote international cultural exchange by nurturing the next generation of pianists from around the world.


The Competition is named after the highly acclaimed Shigeru Kawai series of grand piano instruments, which are frequently selected by pianists in prestigious international piano competitions.
Shigeru Kawai instruments will be utilized throughout the competition, ensuring their beautiful sound is heard by a large audience around the world. For online registration click here.