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Shigeru KAWAI SK-EX Concert Grand Piano

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Legacy • Craftsmanship • Advancement

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Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos

A Shigeru piano is much more than the intelligent application of material, labor and design. It is an art form born not from the head, but from the heart. Thus, the craftsman does far more than simply “build” it—he brings it to life. 

The sensitive nurturing of every part, every joint, every subtle nuance vests each piano with an intangible quality—a soul—that lives on from generation to generation. And those who own a Shigeru piano know that they possess not merely an instrument, but a partner in the musical pursuit of dreams.

Unparalleled Legacy

The Dream, Passion and Honor of Shigeru Kawai. 

Exqusite Craftsmanship

The Passion for Excellence Dwells Deeply Within the Heart of Every Shigeru Craftsman.

Unrivaled Advancement

True Artistry Can Never Stop Striving. It Must Continually Advance and Evolve.

PIANOS MADE TO

PERFECTION

SHIGERU KAWAI SK-EX Concert Grand Piano
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A Shigeru piano is much more than the intelligent application of material, labor and design. It is an art form born not from the head, but from the heart. Thus, the craftsman does far more than simply “build” it—he brings it to life.

The sensitive nurturing of every part, every joint, every subtle nuance vests each piano with an intangible quality—a soul—that lives on from generation to generation. And those who own a Shigeru piano know that they possess not merely an instrument, but a partner in the musical pursuit of dreams.

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Shigeru Kawai SK-2 Grand Piano
5’ 11” (180 cm) Salon Grand
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Shigeru Kawai SK-3 Grand Piano
6’ 2” (188 cm) Conservatory Grand
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Shigeru Kawai SK-5 Grand Piano
6’ 7” (200 cm) Chamber Grand
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KAWAI SK-EX Concert Grand Piano
Adrean Farrugia Conference on World Affairs University of Colorado

“I insist on a Shigeru Kawai for my recordings, my concerts and my home. It is the only piano I want to hear my music played on.”

Adrian Farrugia

Shigeru Kawai SK-2

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Shigeru Kawai Artists

Adrean Farrugia Shigeru Kawai Artist

Adrean Farrugia

Jazz Pianist

Since the late 1990s Adrean has been in high demand as a freelance performer and educator. Keeping a busy touring schedule, mainly as a sideman, Adrean has toured extensively across Canada and the United States as well as in venues across Europe, Australia, the UK, Israel and in Japan.

Joe-Bongiorno Shigeru Kawai Artist

Joe Bongiorno

Solo Piano Artist

Joe Bongiorno began classical piano training as a child, but then quit when he was 11 to focus on sports. After injury curtailed his football career, Bongiorno formed a high school band, LIXX, and started to concentrate on music again. After moving to San Juan Island in 1987 and having a daughter, Bongiorno began to compose and ...

Grace Fong Shigeru Kawai Artist

Dr. Grace Fong

Director of Keyboard Studies

Born in Los Angeles, Fong was a Trustee (full) Scholarship recipient at the University of Southern California where she completed a double major and minor. At USC, Fong was awarded the prestigious Renaissance Scholar Prize. She completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Unparalleled Legacy. Unsurpassed Craftsmanship. Unrivaled Advancement.

Shigeru Kawai STORY

Shigeru Kawai was born on July 28, 1922 in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan. He entered the piano business as a young man in 1946. Although he was a member of the Kawai family, Shigeru spent his early years learning the piano building process as a regular worker. He put in long hours laboring diligently in the manufacturing area, sometimes sleeping overnight in the factory as an expression of his dedication to the craft. He loved the work so much that, in later life, he would often remark, “Creating pianos was the greatest job I ever had!”

“Koichi taught Shigeru the “methods of origin” by which pianos are built entirely by hand. He would often say, “As long as you are building pianos, you should strive to build the finest ones in the world.” Shigeru listened attentively to Koichi’s every word.”

Koichi Kawai
Shigeru Kawai
Shigeru Kawai Signature
THE DREAM, PASSION AND HONOR OF SHIGERU KAWAI.

Unparalleled Legacy

Portrait of Shigeru Kawai
After the passing of Kawai founder Koichi Kawai in 1955, Shigeru Kawai succeeded his father as company president.

Over one hundred years ago, in a humble workshop in Japan, Koichi Kawai embarked upon a journey—a spiritual quest to design and build a piano that would one day be called “the finest.”

A generation later, this dream burned intensely in the heart of Shigeru Kawai. To Shigeru, the dream represented not just his origins, but his destiny—an unrelenting force that would launch a lifetime of devotion in the pursuit of perfection.

In the Shigeru Kawai piano, you will see not just his labour and his love… but his life.

After the passing of Kawai founder Koichi Kawai in 1955, Shigeru Kawai succeeded his father as company president. Determined to remain true to his father’s ideals, Shigeru encouraged the love of music, fostered technological advancement and established the renowned Ryuyo Grand Piano Factory which many have called the most modern facility of its kind.

It was in a quiet, peaceful area adjacent to the hustle and bustle of the factory—a place now known as the Shigeru Kawai Research & Development Laboratory—that the Shigeru Kawai Grand Piano was born. This new piano would become a defining symbol of his life—an instrument that he would describe as “his personal legacy to the piano world.”

THE PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE DWELLS DEEPLY WITHIN THE HEART OF EVERY SHIGERU CRAFTSMAN.

Unsurpassed Craftsmanship

Unsurpassed Craftsmanship

Like members of a great orchestra, each craftsman brings forth a seasoned wealth of skill and artistry that compels the whole to surpass the sum of its parts. Day by day, the craftsman strives to leave an indelible mark upon each creation—an inexpressible emblem of intense desire and duty. 

It is this symphony of passionate energies that has elevated the Shigeru piano to the lofty strata shared by few and respected by all.

TRUE ARTISTRY CAN NEVER STOP STRIVING. IT MUST CONTINUALLY ADVANCE AND EVOLVE

Unrivaled Advancement

Shigeru Kawai SK-7 Shiko Seion Hammers

Honor is sacred to every culture, and certainly to the Japanese. It is a noble covenant that binds an individual’s “words and deeds” inextricably with the value and substance of his name. There is no greater demonstration of honor, no greater commitment, than to place one’s name upon the work of one’s hands.

From initial design, to the selection of the finest materials, to the handcrafted assembly by Master Piano Artisans, each Shigeru piano is a work of uncompromising craftsmanship, a symbol of unending devotion—a profound expression of pride and honor.

For Shigeru Kawai, there could be no other way.

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