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Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C. (YMC by Mike C.)

Yamaha’s legacy in Sri Lanka began when the founder, Micheal Caderamanpulle Snr., imported Yamaha pianos in 1922 for retail purposes. His son, Michael Caderamanpulle the second, further revolutionized the music industry in 1963 by introducing a wider range of products, such as Grand Pianos, Electronic Pianos, Electronic Organs, Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Professional Audio Equipment, Wind & Brass Instruments, Percussion Instruments and Home Audio Equipment.

Apart from importing the finest Japanese musical instruments, YMC by Mike C. has also uplifted the local music industry with its reputed Yamaha School of Music, established in 1980. The Yamaha School of Music has produced over 20,000 musicians and currently has over 750 students.

Today, the company is still managed by the Caderamanpulle family and an amazing team of people with a fiery passion for music.

Mike Audio

Since its inception in 2007, Mike Audio has been at the forefront of distributing high quality, world renowned musical instruments and accessories, professional audio equipment and home audio equipment. Some of the more famous brands include FBT, Electro-Voice, Marshall, Sabian, Vic Firth, LP, Takamine, AVID, Dunlop, Boston, Infinity, Bandridge, Elixir, Sonos, Focusrite, Ovation, Jasmin, Gator, Eden, Mapex and Hercules.

Aviella Holdings

Established in 2010, Aviella Holdings has been the premier service provider for professional audio rentals and installations at affordable rates for weddings, concerts, conferences and other events. 

  • 2014

    • Partnered with Sri Lanka’s most popular reality show “Sirasa Superstar” as the official music instrument sponsor.
    • Imported Yamaha top of the line Digital Mixing Console CL5 and supplied it to Imagine Entertainment- the company responsible for sound at some of the biggest live concerts, beauty pageants, fashion shows and product launches in Sri Lanka.
  • 2013

    • Supplied Digital Mixers to top music acts like Gypsies, Misty etc.
    • Yamaha was ranked among the best 100 brands by LMD Magazine.
  • 2012

    • Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C. opens its first Digital Mixer Showroom.
    • Endorsed local artists such as Lahiru Perera, Billy Fernando, Soundarie David, Aruna Siriwardena and Sanka Dineth.
  • 2011

    Imports top line Digital Mixing Console (M7CL) to Sri Lanka.

  • 2009

    Becomes the main distributor for Sound Systems to hotels and other major commercial industries.

  • 2007

    The first White Concert Grand Piano is imported and sold by Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C. This piano is the first of its kind in South Asia.

  • 2006

    Ties up with Singer Sri Lanka.

  • 2005

    Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C. appoints St. Anthony’s as its duty free representative.

  • 2004

    Showroom relocates to Bullers Road, Colombo 7.

  • 2002

    Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C. introduces the flagship DSP AX-1 9.1 Home Theater Amplifier to Sri Lanka.

  • 1998

    The government of Japan grants the Ministry of Education musical instruments for the Teacher Training Institute in Maharagama.

  • 1993

    The DX 7 is introduced to Sri Lanka. This Synthesizer has been used by music legends like Stevie Wonder, Tony Banks, Daryl Hall, U2, A-Ha, Enya, Kitaro and Elton John.

  • 1992

    Introduces Karaoke to Sri Lanka.

  • 1991

    Imports the first Laser Player.

  • 1989

    Donates a Concert Grand Piano to the Elphinstone Theater. Today it is used for recitals at the Lionel Wendt Theatre.

  • 1987

    Showroom shifts to Green Path.

  • 1982

    Galle Musical Stores becomes Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C.’s first dealer.

  • 1981

    Markets the NS1000 speakers, which are now a collector’s item.

  • 1980

    Opens the first Music School known today as the Yamaha School of Music.

  • 1925 - 1979

    Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C. imports and distributes the first Reed Organ, Harmonica, Grand Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Phonograph Player, Hi-Fi Player, Wind & Brass Instruments, Electric Organ, Double Keyboard and Triple Keyboard.

  • 1922

    Mike Caderamanpulle Snr., founder of Yamaha Music Centre by Mike C., opens the first showroom inside his house at 171 St. James Street, Colombo 15. He imports the first Upright Piano from Yamaha Japan to Sri Lanka.