The Shigeru Kawai EX Concert Grand Piano:
The Shigeru Kawai series of grand pianos is Kawai’s ultimate effort to produce the worlds finest grand pianos. Starting in the 1970’s Kawai Japan assembled a team of elite craftsman from all around to world to contribute to the design and manufacturing of the Shigeru Kawai grand piano. After almost 30 years of collecting rare and exotic woods, perfecting the designs, in the year 2000 Kawai released the first Shigeru Kawai piano. Limited to 200 pianos per year, these limited production instrument rival the worlds best and most exclusive grand pianos. There are currently 12 master piano artisans who build the Shigeru Kawai in Kawai’s state of the art research and development facility.
Since the release of the Shigeru Kawai EX concert grand piano in 2000, is has been one of the top 5 choices at international piano competitions by many 1st place prize winners. With only 12 Shigeru Kawai EX concert grand pianos produced each year (5 total sold into the Toronto area) these are some of the most rare and exotic concert instruments in the world. Some of the unique features in the Shigeru Kawai EX include one of the thickest hardwood rims in the industry, a carbon fiber composite action, cold pressed hammers, and “EZO” sitka spruce soundboards. With a lighting fast action, a extremely clean yet full sound, most pianist describe the Shigeru Kawai as unlike any other piano in the world. These pianos are a real joy to play for any advanced pianist and offer a very special experience.
There are currently 6 sizes available to choose from and at 9’1″ the Shigeru Kawai EX concert grand is suitable for recording studio used or a large venue / concert hall.
There are currently 6 sizes available to choose from and at 9’1″ the Shigeru Kawai EX is suitable for concert hall or recording studio. MERRIAMpianos is the exclusive distributor for Shigeru Kawai pianos in eastern Canada and has 2 Toronto area locations.
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