Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
Kingsburg piano company founded in Yantai, China, incorporating German designer, Klaus Fenner’s designs.
Benjamin Grosvenor (b. 1992): British Classical Pianist
1996, Kimball Discontinued
Kimball pianos discontinued while Kimball International focused primarily on furniture.
2006, Wurlitzer Gibson
Gibson Guitar Corp purchases Wurlitzer.
2009, Roland V-Piano
Roland’s introduction of the V-Piano, the first digital piano to use solely physical modeling as its tonal source.
2010, Roland SuperNatural
SuperNatural technology developed by Roland, providing authentic, dynamic, and natural piano sound.
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2013, Roland Grammy
Technical Grammy award given to Ikutaro Kakehashi with Dave Smith for the invention of MIDI.