Spanish actress and violinist Rebeca Nuez will be introduced to Cannes audiences this year in both musical and acting roles. The classically trained musician was invited to perform at the prestigious Cannes Fashion and Short Film Awards, scheduled for May 20th at the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel.
Nuez will also make her debut at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, cast in major roles in “In Search of the Miraculous,” “House of Deaths” and “The Spanish Version,” films by accomplished British director/producer/writer Brian Skeet, founder of Joan Productions (www.joanproductions45.com).
Nuez was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and raised in Arucas, a small town on the north of the island. She currently resides in Maastricht in The Netherlands. Nuez began her music education at three years old under the guidance of her father. At six, she began studying violin with her uncle, the renowned Russian violinist Mikhail Vostokov, and continued her studies under his guidance until the age of 18. She then moved to Rotterdam to study with Russian pedagogue Natasja Morozova at Codarts, and went on to earn her bachelor of arts in music with Professor Kyoko Yonemoto. She plans to begin her master’s program next year with Professor Yonemoto. Today, she frequently performs in concerts and recitals in Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and China.
Her foray into acting was at age 14 when she was invited to perform in a series of shows to commemorate the tenth anniversary of a prestigious theater in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In the series, each actor was asked to personify a specific side of the art world, and Nuez personified ‘music.’ This experience had a major impact on the young violinist who soon recognized the deep connection between acting and playing music.
In 2016, Nuez was cast in several films by Brian Skeet. Skeet comments, “I truly believe that the passion Rebeca shows for her music will be translated in the three films she is doing for me. I am excited to be working with her. The ethos for Joan Productions is that we celebrate new talent and new faces and I can say I cannot think of anyone I want to celebrate more than this young actress.”
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