Pianist Rocco de Villiers has released 14 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, KORTBROEK, LANGKOUSE. 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. VOLUME 2 is due for release in 2019.
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 takes commissions for television, film and museum sound concept design. Rocco has recently written 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 a presenter of 2 series on kykNet, KOOK EN KLAVIER EN ROCCO, KLOP DIE KLAWERS and more recently series 1 & 2 of a music game show on SABC 2, BETER ASSIE BURE.
Rocco does more than 100 performances yearly, appears on television regularly, does MC work.
Rocco runs his own registered non-profit charity, TOUCH, which involves visits to old age homes and retirement villages to entertain the immobile elderly. He has now visited more than 150 institutions.
Rocco is a collector of single malts, loves baked puddings and trains 5 times weekly.