Kawai global artist Florian Mitrea playing a Shigeru Kawai piano

Florian appointed as a Kawai Global Artist

Florian is now a recognised Kawai global artist and you can read more and discover other Kawai artists here. Florian’s relationship with Kawai began in 2015 at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. Competitors were invited to perform on one of several pianos made by different manufacturers. Florian had not played a Shigeru Kawai before, but he found that it really suited his playing style.

“I had the privilege to enjoy the astonishing qualities of the Shigeru Kawai piano during the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. At a time of intense pressure and stress associated with participation in a prestigious international competition, it was extremely comforting to know I could fully rely on a superb instrument. The perfection of the keyboard regulation combined with the infinite possibilities of sound expression made the Shigeru Kawai into a dream piano, and it was my clear choice from the very beginning. I am also grateful to the brilliant technical team that took care of the piano throughout the competition, and who were able to perform incredible adjustments at my request. I will always cherish the precious memories I have from the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, chief among them the discovery of the world-class Shigeru Kawai piano and its virtuoso technicians committed to excellence.”