Over the past eighty years, Kawai has earned a reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship in
the crafting of world-class musical instruments. Mr. Koichi Kawai, the company founder, showed a great mechanical aptitude as a teen and was able to design and build unique devices and inventions while still quite young. He apprenticed as a piano builder and designed and built the first complete piano action in Japan. Prior to this, actions had to be imported from off shore to build Japanese pianos. This was a huge milestone for Japanese industry. Koichi Kawai was awarded numerous patents for his designs and was a highly regarded member of the R&D team that spearheaded the distribution of domestically built pianos to the Japanese population.
In 1927 Koichi Kawai left his employer and founded the Kawai Musical Instrument Research Laboratory with seven other builders and visionaries. Today, Kawai is still a family owned company and their acoustic and digital pianos are a top choice of pianists, teachers, churches, students and piano enthusiasts around the globe.
Kawai’s skillful blending of traditional piano craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology and materials has brought about the finest selection of grand, upright, digital and professional stage pianos available today. We invite you to explore our collection of world-renowned instruments. The perfect piano awaits you.