Shigeru Kawai History

The founder of Shigeru Kawai pianos in black and white
Hand-built in Japan, Shigeru Kawai Pianos have been positioned as one of the best pianos in the world. Their complex tone and dynamic expression pours out of each note. 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. In 2000 Kawai introduced the Shigeru line and these pianos have become one of the best pianos built in the industry.  Ellis Piano is proud to carry these magnificent instruments.

Shigeru Kawai: Unparalleled Artistry

Ellis Piano | Making A Bosendorfer | Birmingham, AL Piano Store

Kawai’s elite Master Piano Artisans hand craft each Shigeru Kawai to perfection. For this reason and the rare materials put into each piano, every Shigeru crafted has their own characteristics that makes each piano special. To learn more about these Master Craftsmen click the link below.

Shigeru Kawai Piano Models

(Not all units are in stock. Contact us for pricing, availability, and available finishes.)

Ellis Piano | Shigeru Kawai SK-2 | Birmingham, AL Piano Store

SK-2 5’11” Grand Piano

The SK-2 offers the elegant profile of a classic grand with an unbelievable richness of tone.

Ellis Piano | Shigeru Kawai SK-3 | Birmingham, AL Piano Store

SK-3 6’2″ Grand Piano

The SK-3 excels with an extraordinary blend of superb tone and touch that has been admired by professional pianists across the globe.

Ellis Piano | Shigeru Kawai SK-5 | Birmingham, AL Piano Store

SK-5 6’7″ Conservatory Grand Piano

The SK-5 offers a gratifying medley of exhilarating power and physical presence that will grace a range of professional venues from studios to intimate recital spaces.

Ellis Piano | Shigeru Kawai SK-6 | Birmingham, AL Piano Store

SK-6 7′ Conservatory Grand Piano

The SK-6 is an instrument of profound beauty and strength of character that will captivate both the eyes and ears in any performing setting.

Ellis Piano | Shigeru Kawai SK-7 | Birmingham, AL Piano Store

SK-7 7’6″ Semi-Concert Grand Piano

The SK-7 is a transcendent work of art that will communicate with remarkable passion, precision, and poetry at the hands of the artist.

Ellis Piano | Shigeru Kawai SK-EX | Birmingham, AL Piano Store

SK-EX 9′ Concert Grand Piano

Each Shigeru EX Concert Grand Piano is conceived as a next step in the evolving art of the piano. Fewer than twenty are crafted each year for the entire world. With it’s magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the EX is one of the best pianos in the world.

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To view all that Shigeru Kawai has to offer, visit Shigeru’s website.

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