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YAMAHA

Yamaha Corporation with headquarters in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate, engaged in the production of a large variety of products. For some people the world-famous brand Yamaha means high-quality motorcycles, snowmobiles, scooters, boats, electrically power assisted bicycles, automobile engines and many others. For musicians Yamaha is primarily musical instruments: pianos, guitars, modern drum sets. For the third ones Yamaha is associated with digital music.

The history of the Yamaha brand commenced more than one hundred years ago with musical instruments. Today the company’s musical origin is echoed in its logo – a trio of intercrossed tuning folks.

Yamaha is one of the oldest corporations in the world, founded by Torakusu Yamaha in October 12, 1887. Until that year Torakusu Yamaha had worked as a foreman on repair of medical instruments. A successful implementation of a random order for repair a reed organ was the first step towards the creation of the Yamaha brand. However Torakusu Yamaha was dissatisfied with tuning of the organ, which was confirmed by experts of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He began learning music theory, tuning, and after four months of hard work was able to successfully complete the repair.

The same year Torakusu Yamaha organized an industrial production of musical instruments made of wood, and in 1892 his products were exported to South-East Asia. Five years later, Yamaha Torakusu became the president of Nippon Gakki Co (in Japan it means "Japanese musical instruments"), which was renamed in Yamaha only in 1987, when the company was one hundred years old.

At the beginning of the twentieth century Torakusu Yamaha went on business trip to the United States with the aim to study piano manufacturing process. In 1900, the first piano was produced by Nippon Gakki Co, in two years – the first grand piano. Already in 1904, the Japanese musical instruments received the Grand Prix at the prestigious international exhibition in St. Louis. The popularity of Yamaha musical instruments began to grow by leaps and bounds, especially after Sviatoslav Richter, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, admitted Yamaha grand pianos as the best ones.

In 1948, Japan adopted a law under which musical education in all secondary schools became obligatory. That gave a new impetus to the development of Yamaha business. In 1954 the company started to open Yamaha Music Schools, which were engaged in popularization of music. For different age groups of children, including young ones, special methods have been developed. 10 years later, in 1964, the first Yamaha Music School appeared in the United States. Now the system of music education of children and teenagers YAMAHA MUSIC SCHOOL exists in many countries of the world.

In 1966 Yamaha Music Foundation fund was established. Under the auspices of the fund an international competition Junior Original Concert was organized. The first such concert was held in 1971 in Japan, in 1973 - in West Germany. Yamaha’s activities directed to the development of music education promoted the growth of business. The domestic market was growing rapidly: the number of sales increased from 24,000 pianos in 1960 up to 100,000 pieces in 1966. Yamaha has become the largest producer of pianos in the world.

Research investigations of the company, aimed at developing new concepts of musical instruments, allowed Yamaha to keep leadership in the market and offered its customers high quality musical equipment which had no analogues in the world. Yamaha was the first company, which released disklavier, quiet percussion and wind instruments, as well as a quiet piano. Today, under the Yamaha brand the latest digital pianos, small in size and at the same time with excellent sounding are being released. As of today, Yamaha is the only company in the world that produces a full list of musical instruments and professional musical equipment with perfect quality.