Acoustic Pianos

Rocco de Villiers plays Kawai Pianos

Rocco de Villiers is a South African pianist, producer, composer, musical director and cocktail connoisseur. Rocco does regular concert tours throughout South Africa and gets featured in magazines, newspapers and gets regular television coverage. Some of Rocco’s cocktail recipes and his writings were included in various publications. He finished a B Mus ( Ed) degree at the University of the Free State, South Africa in 1987. He moved to Johannesburg in 1990 and became musical director at CLUB 58, a cult cabaret venue in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

Rocco is owner and director of ROCCOROCCOMUSIC (est. 2004)  through which he produces all his stage productions. He is also co – owner and  co – director of Third Ear Sound (with Kutlwano Masote), which undertakes commissions in museum sound concept design.

Acoustic Pianos

An acoustic piano is a wooden box containing stretched steel strings. Hammers are connected to the piano keys. When the keys are played the hammers strike the steel strings. The strings vibrate through the sound board and box to produce sound. Because those vibrations are initiated by hammers hitting the strings rather than by plucking or by moving a bow across them, the piano falls into the realm of percussion instruments.

There are two types of acoustic pianos; The grand piano whose frame and soundboard extends horizontally, and the upright piano. The grand piano has more length and takes up substantially more floor space than its counterpart, the upright piano. After the hammer action of the key and releasing by your fingers, gravity returns the keys back to the original resting position. This makes grand pianos more controllable and thus more responsive. The upright piano’s frame and soundboard is vertical. These pianos fit more comfortably into smaller spaces, and this is a convenient choice for many players. The keys reset via a spring mechanism. Below is a small selection of the Kawai pianos we import.

Kawai GL50 Grand Piano ( 6’2″ / 188cm )
The GL-50 Conservatory Grand is especially popular among music institutions and professional studios. Experienced teachers are continually impressed by its stable touch and attractive tone that remain consistent over many years of professional use. Its 6’2″ frame is larger than most comparable conservatory grands, allowing the GL-50 provide tone that evokes the qualities of a much larger grand.
Kawai GL10 Grand Piano ( 5’0 / 153cm )
The Kawai GL-10 is simply the finest 5’0″ baby grand piano in the world today. With the most complete set of music-enhancing features ever offered on a piano of this size, the GL-10 has everything a pianist needs to succeed – superb tone, exceptional touch and a range of exclusive design elements that will sustain its outstanding performance for years to come.

Kawai ND21 Upright Piano

The ND-21 upright piano offers incomparable value with outstanding sound, touch and durability. In addition to the solid spruce soundboard, the ND-21 utilises Kawai’s exclusive Ultra-Responsive Action, combining experienced craftsmanship with our world-renowned piano technology, to provide exceptional touch and tone that will endure.

Kawai K200 Upright Piano

With outstanding tone and touch in a beautiful 45″ frame, the K-200 offers the dependability and character needed to please any performing pianist from the novice to the seasoned professional.

Kawai Piano Action

The conventional wooden piano evolved over three generation. The 1980’s brought Kawai’s fourth generation action; the Kawai Ultra-Responsive ABS Action.

Now you can experience the fifth evolution of piano touch – the revolutionary Millennium III Action with carbon composite parts.


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