We have largest piano showrooms and Work shop in Sri Lanka , located in Colombo 06, Rajagiriya and Kandana.The owner of this company is Suresh Mendis.His Father,Mr. Nevil Mendis and Grandfather late Mr.Herbert Mendis were masters in piano industry in Sri Lanka.Mr.Herbert Mendis was a good Piano Tuner and technician who worked at “Harmonys” He laid the stone to this family business and it marches to the highly modern world by identifying customers and real requirements with the 80 years of Experiences in this industry.
In present Mr.Suresh Mendis is performing his business alliance with many leading international piano business organizations such as “UNION GAKKI PIANO POWER CANTER” and “ASCO” in Japan.
The History of Piano
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700,in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings. The word piano is a shortened form of pianoforte, the Italian term for the early 1700s versions of the instrument, which in turn derives from gravicembalo col piano eforte and fortepiano.The Italian musical terms piano and forte indicate “soft” and “loud” respectively, in this context referring to the variations in volume (i.e., loudness) produced in response to a pianist’s touch or pressure on the keys: the greater the velocity of a key press, the greater the force of the hammer hitting the strings, and the louder the sound of the note produced and the stronger the attack. The first fortepianos in the 1700s had a quieter sound and smaller dynamic range.
An acoustic piano usually has a protective wooden case surrounding the soundboard and metal strings, which are strung under great tension ona heavy metal frame. Pressing one or more keys on the piano’s keyboard causes a padded hammer to strike the strings. The hammer rebounds from the strings, and the strings continue to vibrate at their resonant frequency. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a soundboard that amplifies by more efficiently coupling the acoustic energy to the air.
"Grandfather of Suresh Mendis"
"Father of Suresh Mendis"
"Present owner of the company"