March 25, 2019

Yamaha's Digital Piano Clavinova™ CSP Series Wins
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019

Yamaha Corporation's digital piano Clavinova CSP Series has received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019, a prestigious German design award hosted by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

The Clavinova CSP is a series of all-new digital pianos that enable anyone to be able to play their favorite songs on the piano.

Connecting the piano to user's smart devices with the Smart Pianist app enables the Audio To Score function—the first of its kind in the world*—to instantly and automatically create 40 different varieties of piano accompaniment scores from songs on a smart phone or tablet. In addition, Stream Lights moving towards each key show users which notes to play and when to play them. Users can enjoy playing along with their favorite songs with ease at any time.

The Clavinova CSP Series also features a high-quality keyboard, speaker system, and a broad range of sounds, including Yamaha's top-of-the-line CFX concert grand and the legendary Bӧsendorfer Imperial. Users can enjoy superb performance with the touch and feel of an acoustic grand while playing their favorite songs solo or in an ensemble.

All of the functions can be controlled intuitively from the user's smart device with the Smart Pianist app. Reducing the number of electronic buttons on the pianos to a bare minimum is what gives the instruments their refreshingly uncluttered and stylish appearance.

  • *Refers to functionality that automatically creates piano accompaniment scores based on analysis of chord progressions derived from audio data (based on internal investigation; current as of March 2019)

The Red Dot Design Award ( is one of the most highly respected design awards in the world, and comprises three categories: Product Design, Communication Design, and Design Concept. Each year, top-quality designs from around the world are selected for these awards. This time, about 5,500 items were submitted from 55 countries and regions around the world, and 1,700 items were selected for the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This latest win brings Yamaha's total number of Red Dot Design Awards to 21 since it began submitting entries in 1997.