Kawai Artists & Kawai Ambassadors

Below is a collection of popular Kawai artists and Kawai ambassadors. There are Kawai artists across every musical genre, both classical and modern, throughout Australia and around the world.

MUSE

Muse is an iconic multi award winning alternative rock band from the United Kingdom. Their albums Black Holes and Revelations earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the NME Albums of the Year. Muse has won many musical awards including five MTV Europe awards, five Q awards, six NME awards, two Brit awards, four Kerrangs, and more.

United Kingdom.

Katie Noonan

An iconic Australia artist, Katie has been a professional musician for over 20 years. Katie Noonan is a five-time ARIA award-winning artist, producing 20 albums to date, with seven times platinum record sales and 25 ARIA awatd nomination that span across diverse music genres.

Australia

Lee Kernaghan

Loved Australian country music identity and outback icon, Lee Kernaghan has been at the forefront of Australian Country music since the 1990's. Bringing his own unique brand of rural rock, traditional country themes and elements of an evolving regional culture.

Australia

Hiatus Kaiyote

Hiatus Kaiyote is a trail blazing Australian jazz funk fusion band from Melbourne. Their debut album Tawk Tomahwak immediately caught the attention of musicians around the world, this included public endorsements form Prince, Questlove and Erykah Badu. Since then they continue to make waves, received music award nominations and awards.

Australia

OneRepublic

Grammy nominated American pop rock band from Colorado. They achieved early success through social media and were soon signed to Mosely Music Group in 2006, releasing their debut album Dreaming Out Loud in 2007.

U.S.A.

Josh Cohen

Electronic music producers and Impressionist pianists merge at the ruminant heart of pianist Josh Cohen’s innovative and improvisational approach to playing. A unique fusion of classical and jazz training underscores Josh’s sound but it is the space, simplicity and intensity of emotion that have driven over 17 million YouTube views and given rise to Radiohead’s approval for songbooks featuring Josh’s idiosyncratic arrangements to be released by their publisher Faber Music.

Australia

Kate Ceberano

Fronting pop funk band ‘I’m Talking’, Kate notched up 5 consecutive hit singles and a Platinum debut album ‘Bear Witness’ (The 100 Best Australian Albums). Since then Kate has continued to make 28 albums, across many genres. Kate is Australian entertainment royalty with thirteen Platinum status, eight Gold status, three ARIA awards, several nominations for best female artists and dozens of other major awards.

Australia

AyseDeniz Gokcin

AyseDeniz was considered a child prodigy in her native Turkey, making her concerto debut when she was only nine, with the Gordion Chamber Orchestra playing J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5. In 2011. She's since completed her Masters in Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London. AyseDeniz has performed concerts at prestigious historic halls concerts around the world. Upon hearing AyseDeniz’s interpretation of Chopin Sonata No. 3, Nikolai Petrov personally invited her to perform in the Kremlin Palace(Russia). Her piano arrangements of Pink Floyd songs went viral, was shared on Pink Floyd's Facebook page, and after huge demand from fans went on to release a Pink Floyd Classical Concept Album. Unsurprisingly she also boast numerous prestigious classical music awards.

Turkey

Don Airey Kawai artist and Kawai ambassador

Don Airey (Deep Purple)

Keyboardist in the iconic rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord, Don's favourite piano to play to play is the KAWAI MP8. "The MP8 sounds like a grand piano, it plays like a grand piano, and it's also the best master midi-controller I have ever used in a live or studio situation". He has had a long career, playing with such a great acts as : Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Whitesnake, Colosseum II, Sinner, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Rainbow, Ten, Divlje jagode and Living Loud.

England, United Kingdom

Kawai artists Moye Chen

Moye Chen

A world renowned pianist, Moye Chen has performed at famous concert halls around the world including Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Krannert Centre of the Performing Arts, The Sydney Opera House, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Petit Palau Hall, Joaquín Rodrigo Music Auditorium, the City Hall of Brussels, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Forbidden City Concert Hall, as well as several performing arts venues in Shanghai.

He has played at numerous international festivals and successfully participated in many international competitions. Earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Piano.

Interview with Kawai piansit Moye Chen

Beijing, China

Stefan Cassomenos

Pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos is one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians. He has been performing internationally since the age of 10, and is now established as one of Australia’s leading pianists. As the recipient of multiple prizes including the Second Grand Prize in the prestigious International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2013, Cassomenos has performed throughout Europe and Asia, and now performs regularly in Australia, Germany and the UK.

Interview with Kawai piansit Steffan Cassomenos

Melbourne, Australia

Yoshiki

Prolific and iconic Japanese artist Yoshiki is beloved in Japan and around the world. Yoshiki is a composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer and the leader of famous rock group "X Japan". Described as one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history, Yoshiki is a true cultural icon.

In addition to a lifetime of musically success and achievements, Yoshiki is also a passionate philanthropist, successful businessmen, and fashion designer.

Japan

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