Shigeru Kawai History
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.