The Shigeru Kawai Grand Piano line is a collection of pianos that go beyond traditional craftsmanship, emerging as true showpieces invested with artistry and emotion. Each piano offers a rich tone and exceptional touch, making it the preferred choice for distinguishing musicians seeking an extraordinary musical experience.
Within this collection, is the Kawai SK-EX, a piano crafted with detail, precision engineering, and unmatched sonic excellence. This instrument has graced countless stages, captivating pianists and audiences alike.
One remarkable highlight in the journey of the Kawai SK-EX was Jiale Li's performance at the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition.
The Gurwitz International Piano Competition and Jiale Li's Gold Medal
The Gurwitz International Piano Competition, a prestigious annual event held in San Antonio, Texas, draws virtuoso pianists from across the globe. In 2020, the competition witnessed the mesmerizing artistry of Jiale Li, a pianist who left an unforgettable mark on the audience.
Jiale Li's Kawai SKEX performance during the competition was nothing short of beautiful, and the SK-EX's tones and touch allowed Li to convey profound emotions through his music.
Watch our interview with Jiale Li on YouTube and catch a glimpse of his journey and intricacies of performing on the Kawai SK-EX:
The Details of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX
The Kawai SK-EX is the preferred choice of professional musicians, offering an outstanding touch and dynamic range for exceptional expressive capabilities. Crafted with attention to detail, it stands as a symbol of timeless excellence in the world of grand pianos. Its remarkable sound, responsive touch, and stunning design make it a treasured instrument for those seeking the pinnacle of musical artistry. Featuring the revolutionary Millennium III Action with ABS-Carbon components for precise touch, the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX also showcases "Shiko Seion" Hammers meticulously crafted by Kawai Master Piano Artisans, contributing to its perfection in sound. Hand-wound bass strings, premium-aged soundboards, and extended-length keys made of spruce further enhance precision and control, reflecting Kawai's unwavering commitment to excellence in piano craftsmanship.