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Rolf Zuckowski
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Author
Rolf Zuckowski is the most famous and best loved children's singer-songwriter in Germany - he is also very popular among parents and grandparents. His birthday song "Wie schön, dass du geboren bist" ("How wonderful it is that you are born") acquired the status of a folk song.
Rolf Zuckowski was born 1947 in Hamburg. His musical career began with the band "The beAthovens". After graduating in Economics he worked for "International Music Publishers Hans Sikorski", all the while continuing to compose music and write lyrics for several successful artists. His first record for children "Rolfs Vogelhochzeit" (Rolf's Wedding of the Birds) was released in 1978. Many songs followed and Rolf and his music soon became very popular with live audiences as well as on the radio and television.
Rolf has released 40 albums to date and has sold over 13 million records. In 1994 he set up his own company under the umbrella of the Universal Music Group. He was awarded the German Echo record prize in 1994 and received further prizes for his musical projects promoting road safety. In 2005 he was awarded the cross of merit for his continuous efforts to involve children in music throughout their childhood.
Rolf Zuckowski's compositions accompany the daily life of German children. Children relate to his songs, feel that they are being taken seriously and simply love the beautiful melodies.
Rolf Zuckowski also writes and sings songs for adults. Today he sees himself as a singer songwriter for the whole family. He is married, has three children and two grandchildren.

Awards

1994 - Rolf Zuckowski is awarded the Echo "German Music Award" for his work as composer, songwriter, artist and music producer.
2001 - Rolf Zuckowski receives the "Paul-Lincke-Ring" awarded by the town of Goslar for his work in the category "popular music".
2003 - 25 years after releasing "Rolfs Vogelhochzeit" Rolf Zuckowski is awarded the German "Musikeditionspreis" for the complete works of "Rolfs Vogelhochzeit".
2005 - Rolf Zuckowski receives the Verdienstkreuz am Bande (cross of merit on ribbon). This award acknowledges his contribution to the musical development of children thereby furthering their social skills and their aesthetic education.