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September 07, 2017 04:45 PM

Zen-On New Bressan G-1A ABS Alto Recorder

The New Bressan G-1A is a refined model of Bressan 1500B and a new flag ship model of Zen-On plastic alto recorder. Backed with over half-century experience in manufacturing recorders, Zen-On completed G-1A in collaboration with two master craftsmen, Shigeharu Hirao (Shigeharu Yamaoka), player and recorder designer, and Hiroyuki Takeyama, president of Takeyama Woodwind Instrument. Photo: Shigeharu Hirao G-1A comes with a curved windway (patent applied for) for more stable and sustaining sound, a...

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September 07, 2017 04:24 PM

1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Kawai organized 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition in August. The company has staged Kawai Music competition for more than 50 years with approximately 20,000 entries every time. The contestants are largely students of Kawai Music Courses from young children to adults in their 20s. 3 years ago, the competition added S Course for senior high-school students and upper age pianists. In celebration of 90th anniversary of Kawai this year, the company halted the S Course to start 1st Shi...

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September 07, 2017 04:23 PM

Kawai Novus NV10 Hybrid Digital Piano

Kawai distributes Novus NV10 hybrid digital piano on Oct. 6. First introduced at Frankfurt Music Fair in April, it was well accepted by pianists and the industry. The piano came into the market as a fruit of business cooperation of Kawai and Onkyo Corp. announced in November 2015. Kawai has long kept its “in-house development” policy, but manufacturing environment in the world market has significantly changed today. Whatever the product is, the world is more inclined to developing ne...

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August 28, 2017 04:35 PM

Music China 2017: 31 Companies Exhibit at Japan Pavilion

A total of 31 Japanese companies and an industry association have reserved exhibit space at Music China 2017, which takes place in Shanghai from October 11 through 14. The 2017 session has expanded exhibit space to 120,000 square meter, and is co-staged with ProLight + Sound Shanghai 2017. 21 companies among 31 will showcase their products at 4 Japan Pavilions in Halls E4 (wind instruments), W1 (string instruments), W3 (acoustic guitars), and W4 (digital musical instruments). Music China 2017 ex...

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August 04, 2017 04:48 PM

“Sing and Swing” Yamaha Music Foundation Offers New Lesson Course for Seniors

Yamaha launched a new “Enjoy Young Days Pops” course specially designed for seniors across Japan in June following a pilot project ran last October at Aichi, Mie and Gifu prefectures. Tomoyuki Hirose, manager of Market Development Dept. of Yamaha Music Foundation says, “We have offered music lesson programs mainly for children and adults so far. The students learn to play musical instruments and acquire musical skill through lengthy period of lesson and practice. But we feel th...

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