Pianist Rocco de Villiers has released 13 instrumental cd’s, 2 cocktail books, a live DVD and wrote and produced 35 instrumental stage productions. His latest release is a new cd album, BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL HYMNS 2. His previous albums BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL PIANO, and MORE BEAUTIFUL PIANO and STUNNING all reached either gold or platinum status. In 2014 Rocco also released sheet music, ROCCO DE VILLIERS BLADMUSIEK VIR KLAVIER VOLUME 1 of his own compositions.
Rocco has been nominated and awarded a HUISGENOOT TEMPO , GHOEMA AWARD, VONK AWARD, SAMA, KANNA, WOORD-TROFEE and a CAPE THEATRE AWARD.
He is also co –director of THIRD EAR SOUND which take commissions for television, film and museumsound concept design. Rocco has recently wrote the score to an american film, BREWSIE & WILLIE, composed the theme music for 9 television series and has produced 2 television series and 2 documentaries for M-NET on the history of South African music. He was also presenter of 2 series on kykNet, KOOK EN KLAVIER EN ROCCO and more recently KLOP DIE KLAWERS.
Rocco does more than 120 perfromances yearly, appears on television regularly, does MC work. His 14th album, is due for release in 2017.
Rocco runs his own registered non-profit chairty, TOUCH, which involves visits to old age homes and retirement villages to entertain the immobile elderly. He has now visited more tha 120 institutions.
In the winter of 2018 Rocco will release his 14th album. 2018 will also see the 2nd series of Beter Assie Bure ( a game show on SABC 2) with Rocco as co-presenter.