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February 03, 2017 10:55 AM

Porta Fest Draws 59,000 Fans

Portable Audio Festival 2016, known as Porta Fest, an experience event displaying audio products in line with the theme of “Go Out with Good Sound”, was held on December 17 and 18, 2016 at Akiba_Square of Bellesale Akihabara and Akihabara UDX in downtown Tokyo. This is an event for finding the best matching special ear phones for the music customer’s convenience.   The event was started in 2012 and has been held two times in Tokyo, and one time each in Osaka and Nagoya. A hundred manufactur...

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January 26, 2017 01:12 PM

Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd. will be founding the Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition, starting with domestic preliminary selection from April 23, 2017, and ending with the competition final on August 4, 2017. 2017 will be the 50th anniversary of Kawai Music Concours and the 90thanniversary of the company’s founding. The aim of this competition is to foster and cultivate young pianists from around the world who will lead the next generation, while promoting international ex...

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January 23, 2017 02:28 PM

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-585 Wins German Design Award

The Clavinova CLP-585, made by Yamaha Corporation, won “Special Mention” in the German Design Award 2017. This is the fourth award for Yamaha, following the Good Design Award 2014, the 9th annual Kids Design Award, and the Red Dot Design Award of Product Design 2015. This product was produced in line with four basic Yamaha design concepts: long term usability, which also gradually increases the value of the product; simplicity of basic design; and a beautiful balance of selected materials and fi...

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December 15, 2016 05:49 PM

Kawai Piano Tuners’ Seminar at Music China 2016

Kawai Musical Instrument China hosted a piano tuners’ seminar on October 27th at Music China Shanghai 2016.  This seminar was planned for students who are studying piano tuning, piano/music teachers, piano tuners, etc., to provide professional techniques and necessary information. Mr. Jun Komiyama, an MPA/Master Piano Artisan concert tuner, gave a lecture about the basic characteristics one needs to be an international-level piano tuner, and shared experiences from his piano tuning work at inter...

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December 13, 2016 02:03 PM

Asian Beat 2016 Hosted by Yamaha Corporation

Asian Beat is one of the biggest amateur band contests held throughout regions in Asia. The final band battle to determine the No. 1 group in Asia was held November 5, the second day of 2016 Musical Instrument Fair Japan.  This event, which marked its nineteenth anniversary, aims to cultivate the market’s music scene, and bands gathered mainly from all over Asia, hosted by Yamaha. The guest judge was Nathan East. This year, eight bands proceeded to the Grand Final at the Musical Instrument Fair ...

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RECORDING & PA SYSTEM CATALOG 2015-2016 Edition

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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2013

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured through 2000 - 2012. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes, and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.
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List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured before 1999. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.
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