Our Partners In The Arts

Supporting the arts and music education in Australia is one of the pillars of our mission here, and we’re very proud, and very lucky, to work with some of the country’s most innovative, expert people and organisations. Here are some of the wonderful partners with whom we’re working today:

Abbotsford Convent

Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, the Abbotsford Convent – with its 11 historic buildings and gardens – is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. The former Convent of the Good Shepherd, this ex-monastic site is now owned by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) – a not-for-profit organisation that operates the Abbotsford Convent on behalf of the public.

The Australian Ballet

For almost 60 years, The Australian Ballet has been inspiring, delighting and challenging audiences through the power of its performances. A commitment to artistic vibrancy, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off.

Australian Music Examinations Board

The Australian Music Examinations Board aims to support, inspire, and advance a life-long engagement with music in Australia. As one of the most respected bodies in its field, AMEB's qualifications are recognised as a national benchmark.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has a history of making significant contributions to the community and the theatre industry. Formed in 2001, Darlinghurst Theatre Company has established itself as a prominent theatre company in Australia, staging over 200 productions and supporting the work of more than 1000 professional artists.

Four Winds

Four Winds held its first concert on 7 April 1991, in the very same landscape that would later be expanded and developed to its renowned current day facilities called Nature’s Concert Hall. Over the next 25 years, this initial event, which originally drew an audience of 200 people, grew in scope and scale, attracting thousands of music lovers to its biennial Four Winds Easter Festival.

Hayes Theatre Company

Hayes Theatre Co is a not for profit company governed by a Board of leading industry experts. Named after Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes AM, the venue is dedicated to honouring the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners and developing the next generation of performers, creatives and producers.

Manly Jazz Festival

The internationally acclaimed Manly Jazz is known worldwide for its beautiful location and the diversity of music it presents, from traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots - with performances in multiple indoor and outdoor venues including major stages alongside the world famous Manly Beach.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra creates powerful, local fine music experiences to inspire Victorians wherever they are. In more than 50 performances each season, the state’s most exciting chamber musicians come together to create music with uncompromising artistic quality, impressive finesse and extraordinary passion.

Opera Queensland

Opera Queensland's purpose is to make opera an integral part of Queensland life, their vision to enrich the lives of our diverse audience by creating thrilling opera, with exceptional artists and partners, courageously supporting and advancing the art form.
Kawai is proud to partner with Opera Queensland present Opera Queensland Studio Sessions recitals.


Operating at the heart of Australia’s entertainment industry, Playbill has delighted audiences, theatre-goers and sports fans for nearly 60 years, providing world-class merchandising, program design and publishing services, as well as venue management, vending and concessions.

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival presents classical and contemporary ensemble music in fresh and collaborative programming. It combines the talents of highly regarded established artists with the very best of Australia's new and emerging young performers and composers.

Queensland Music Festival

Queensland Music Festival is about transforming lives and communities. For over 20 years, they have delivered the gift of music to over a million people across more than 100 locations throughout Queensland.

So Popera Productions

Established in 2008, So Popera Productions is a Wollongong based not-for-profit company with a mission to bridge the gap between community theatre and professional theatre in the Illawarra Region.

Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia

Inspired by the knowledge that all children learn to speak their native tongue in the supportive environment of their family, the Suzuki method combines instrumental teaching with a philosophy embracing the total development of the child.

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company’s vision is to cement its position as one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, expanding their reach and inspiring Australians’ love of dance. The continue to commission and create more new work. They continue to enhance their development program for young choreographers. They continue to deepen their engagement in communities across Australia. They continue to reach more young people and nurture the talent of the future. They continue to train more extraordinary dancers and they will be a national and global home for contemporary dance.

Sydney Eisteddfod

For over eight decades Sydney Eisteddfod has been contributing to the evolving culture of the Australian nation by nurturing the performing arts at a grass roots leve, providing performance opportunities for singers, dancers, actors, musicians, composers, bands, choirs and orchestras across the Sydney area.

Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company is dedicated to producing Australian works of ambition and scale. They create and share stories that provide opportunities for reflection, revelation and joy, sharing their work widely through regional, national and international touring, partnerships and outreach activities.

3MBS Fine Music Melbourne 103.5FM

3MBS Fine Music Melbourne was conceived by music fan and radio engineer Brian Cabena in 1968 to address the lack of classical music being broadcast on the radio. Since then it has operated successfully as a non-profit community-based organisation broadcasting classical and jazz music. Kawai Australia and 3MBS regularly collaborate on live piano sessions, which are streamed live for free. This Kawai Live Sessions are announced through our social media. Select past performances can be found here.

Bendigo Chamber Music Festival

Bendigo Chamber Music Festival is a large scale, world-class classical music festival that celebrates chamber music, community spirit and the City of Greater Bendigo. Co-directors Chris Howlett and Howard Penny unite to bring their love of chamber music to life in this regional festival. The main program includes 14 concerts and combines the very best Australian and emerging artists. Learn more.

2MBS Fine Music Sydney

Founder in 1974, by a small group of passionate volunteers, 2MBS is the home of Sydney's fine music, broadcasting classical, jazz, and other fine music genres for the enjoyment and encouragement of music. Learn more.

Brisbane Music Festival

The brainchild of our dear friend Alex Raineri, the Brisbane Music Festival bring together a collection of talented Australian musicians. The festival focuses on bringing to light exciting new Australian works and festival exclusive premieres. Learn more.


Piano+ is the official organiser of the Sydney International Piano Competition. Kawai Australia has been proudly collaborating with the Sydney International Piano Competition for decades, helping ensure that the very best in Shigeru Kawai concert grand pianos are provided for competition use. Learn more.

The Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival is a city-wide celebration of culture, creativity and the questioning mind. From the streets to the beach, in stately theatres and in secret basements, it animates locations across Greater Sydney with a trailblazing free and ticketed program of theatre, music, dance, visual art and all the experimental in-between places of live performance. Learn more.

Live At Yours

Music up close and personal. Live At Yours creates uniquely intimate live music experiences which capture the true magic of each performance. Live at Yours is the brainchild of renowned Australian conductor/pianist Vladimir Fanshil and wife, acclaimed opera singer Eleanor Lyons. Learn more.

Make Music Australia

About Make Music Day Australia, in the Australian partner of the official Make Music Day celebration held annually on June 21st. Make Music Day celebrates making music, with performances taking place in thousands of cities across 120 countries. We have bought on many of our Kawai Artists as ambassadors for Make Music Day in Australia. Make Music Day in presented in Australia by the Australian Music Association and The NAMM Foundation. Learn more.

GWB Entertainment

With operations in the United Kingdom and Australia, GWB Entertainment is an internationally recognised theatrical producer and presenter specialising in conceptualising, producing and managing first-class theatrical productions. Learn more.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading performing arts school. Founded in 1958 as Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, NIDA is Australia’s preeminent performing arts education. Our innovative practice-based learning programs have produced household names across stage, screen and beyond. NIDA’s goal is to empower storytellers of all ages and backgrounds. By offering industry-relevant training across multiple performing arts disciplines, we give our students expert education to develop their craft and move into successful careers. Learn more.

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