Rolf W. Kunz

Rolf W. Kunz

I am a Swiss melody writer and I am producing light classical entertainment- music for Piano & Orchestra.

I grew up in Uster, in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland/ (Europe), together with a neighbourly group of healthy children. I had caring parents and nothing but football on my mind.
My father was a very talented musician (Trombone / Saxophone / Clarinet). I began with piano lessons at ten years of age and at the age of seventeen I began to take music more intensely and seriously. However, my love of music did not deter me from playing football, which I still do today. At the age of twenty-one I decided to increase my musical knowledge, piano and music theory and study music harmony with my uncle, Erwin Ernst Kunz, professional musician, having worked with the symphonic Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich (Switzerland), composer and musicologist. He was carrying out also a lot of other musical activities in his musical life. I always played the piano for my own enjoyment. Sometimes I accompany professional musicians (Violin, Flute or Singers) on the piano. However in 1988, I began writing my own melodies down. Since 1990 I have written enough material to enable me to produce several albums of light music, for piano and professional orchestra (strings, brass, percussion, guitar etc.).

The first two instrumental productions (VOL 1 and VOL 2) were orchestrated by Erwin Ernst Kunz, Zurich and the musicians were members of the Opera House Zurich/Switzerland and musicians of the former DRS- Big- Band, Zurich/Switzerland.

The 3rd., 4th. and 7th. productions (Vol.3, Vol.4 and Vol. 7) were orchestrated by the professional german musician Claus-Dieter Zimmer. The albums 5 and 6 (Vol. 5 and Vol. 6) are a mixture of various titles from the first four productions.

All my albums consist of timeless light music, dreamy melodies, sometimes decorated with driving dances e.g.: Boogie Woogie, Swing, Tango, Bossa-Nova, Rumba etc.

The seventh album (PIANO SOUL EMOTIONS, VOL. 7) was completed in 2012, in which the music lover of pure instrumental music, who loves light classical music and at the same time sophisticated entertainment music for orchestra with piano, finds soul-touching, profound satisfaction.

My eighth, brand-new album (PIANO JEWELS, VOL. 8) was completed by Claus-Dieter Zimmer and myself in December 2021. Here the music lover is immersed in real piano and orchestral jewels that deeply delight the ears and the soul.

The melodies, which I wrote for the compositions, I also always played myself and recorded in the music studio Eugster Music, CH-RECORDS, CH-8600 Duebendorf / Switzerland, sound engineer Alex Eugster (in Switzerland the famous ex Trio Eugster, Switzerland).

Rolf W. Kunz