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Casio India launches 11 digital pianos
Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 17 (NPN):
Published on 18 Nov. 2009 12:20 AM IST
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Casio India Co. Pvt Ltd a 100% subsidiary of Casio Computer Company Ltd on Tuesday launched 11 digital pianos. The pianos range from Rs. 37995 to Rs. 174995 under Privia and Celviano brands. Earlier, Casio India Co. Pvt Ltd, organised a Piano competition in Kohima November 16 and 17 in collaboration with Unitex Inc, Kohima to provide platform to budding pianists and also launch their new range of digital pianos. “The event is part of the strategy to contribute to the society” said Casio India’s sales and marketing head, Kulbhushan Seth. The competition was divided in three categories, beginners, intermediate and advanced to provide a fair competition among participants. 33 students participated in the competition. Seeing the response, Seth announced that this will be made an annual event so that suitable platform may be provided to more budding pianist to polish their skills and groom them to perform in front of a gathering. Neingulie Nakhro of Unitex Inc, Kohima who organised the event on behalf of Casio India has been actively organising many events to popularize music in Nagaland. “…this event would not have been possible without his active support”, said Seth. Elaborating further, Casio India’s sales and marketing head, Kulbhushan Seth said the north east was an important market for Casio and the event was one of the activities undertaken by Casio to promote Piano as a popular instrument. With the new line-up, Casio has digital pianos from Rs. 21995 up to Rs. 174995, making it affordable for customers who have always aspired to own a piano. The new range of digital pianos has three unique technologies apart from the many features which are unique to Casio with new sound technology like the Linear Morphing AiF sound source, new speaker system enhancing the dynamic range and expressive grand piano sound. Secondly the new keyboard has sensors enabling the player to play successive notes much faster, and lastly, the new piano designs match with today’s generation’s taste. Apart from this, some pianos have SD card slot, USB port, 17 track recording function, line in and out terminals, duet function and power outputs up to 30 + 30 W rms. All digital pianos are offered with piano stool and dust cover (where ever applicable). Results of Casio competition: In the beginners category up to Grade 3, 1st prize was bagged by Chentisangla Longkumer, 2nd by Tolino Chishi, and 3rd by Visienuo Kiso. In the intermediate category Grade 4 to Grade 6, 1st prize was bagged by Meneu Solo, 2nd by Thechaneilhounuo, and 3rd by Mhasivonuo Kuolie. In the advanced Grade 7 and upwards, 1st prize was bagged by Neikehienuo Mepfhieo, 2nd by Pelesanuo Meru, and 3rd by Puteii Losu, while winner of “Magic Fingers” title went to Neikehienuo Mepfhieo.

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