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.
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 ND21 Upright Piano
Kawai K200 Upright Piano
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.
- Piano Polish
- Sheet Music
- Piano Covers
- Key Covers
- Piano casters