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Rebeca Nuez Suarez is classical music’s newest rising star.
“One of the greatest pieces of music ever written”. “The greatest structure for solo violin that exists”. “Legendary”. “Monumental”, and “A masterpiece”, are just a few examples of the way the notorious “Chaconne” by Johann Sebastian Bach is commonly talked about.
A finale for Bach’s D minor solo violin partita, the “Chaconne” is revered as one of the most musically complex works ever written for this instrument, demanding a great deal of skill and exceptional musical maturity from the most experienced performers.
London based violinist Rebeca Nuez Suarez has fearlessly confronted the challenge with a spectacular music video featuring eighteen minutes of virtuosity and passion. Shot at the Theatre Royal Brighton (one of the oldest theatres in the UK), the video makes it a point to display Rebeca’s playing across the different sections of the “Chaconne”. Varying colour themes accompany the music as the piece progresses, resulting in a mosaic of evolving moods and atmospheres that highlight Rebeca’s performance.
A graduate of London’s Royal College of Music, where she obtained a master’s degree on a full scholarship from La Caixa Foundation, the musician is now pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Leeds. Last November, she was the only artist to receive the 2022 scholarship from the British Spanish Society. This entity is one of the leading organisations promoting scientific and cultural exchange between the United Kingdom and Spain, and the merit-based scholarship was awarded in support of Rebeca’s groundbreaking PhD project.
Her previous music videos feature vibrant performances of Johann’s “Allemande” and Ysaÿe’s “Les Furies”, with which she made history by becoming the first Spanish classical artist to ever feature on Vevo. Part of a growing cohort of performers winning new audiences for classical music, Rebeca has stellarly emerged as a sensitive artist who clearly knows how to immerse her audience in the sweet depths of music.