Ruy López-Nussa Lekszycki

Percussionist musician, graduated from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana

1957 – 1958

  • Ruy López-Nussa Lekszycki born in Mexico City, 1957
  • lives in Havana, Cuba, from 1958.


He finished his studies of medium level music, in the specialty of percussion.
He began working as a percussion teacher at the Art School of Pinar del Río, Cuba.


He moved to Havana and began teaching music at Alejandro García Caturla School.


He began his career as a professional musician: the first semester, with a rock band; then, as accompanist of the singer Beatriz Márquez.


Started working as a percussionist and drummer with singer-songwriter Pedro Luis Ferrer.


Culminates the degree in Music, specialty of Percussion, in the Superior Institute of Art (ISA).


First Prize of Percussion in the Contest of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, UNEAC.


Participates in the recording of ‘’Espuma y Arena’’, by Pedro Luis Ferrer.

1985 – 1987

Participates in several national and international events, such as:

  • International Varadero Festival, Cuba
  • International Guitar Festival of Havana
  • CICLA Festival, Peru
  • Festival of Youth and Students, German Democratic Republic
  • El Día newspaper festival, Mexico City


  • Start working with singer songwriter Santiago Feliú.
  • Jazz concerts with the Cuban pianist Ramón Valle.
  • Tour around Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig).


Tour through Colombia with Santiago Feliú. Participates with the band Brújula, Ramón Valle, in the Bogotá Jazz Festival.


  • Tour through Spain with Santiago Feliú and the band Estado de Ánimo.
  • Performance at the III Barcelona Jazz Festival


Participation in the Jazz Plaza Festival in Havana with artists and bands such as Airto Moreira, Irakere, Afrocuba, Sampling and Ronnie Scott’s, among others.


Tour in Galicia with Santiago Feliú and Estado de Ánimo.


Tour around Argentina with Santiago Feliú and Estado de Ánimo.


  • Presentation at the Jazz Plaza Festival of Havana.
  • Tour around Germany, Switzerland and Spain.


  • It is selected to represent Paiste, the cymbals brand.
  • Start working with the band Temperamento.
  • Participates in the Cervantino Festival of Guanajuato, Mexico, together with the pianist José María Vitier.


Tour around Italy with Temperamento


Tour of Spain with Santiago Feliú


Tour in Ecuador with the pianist Ernán López-Nussa.


Tour around Argentina with Santiago Feliú.


Tour of the group Temperamento and Ibrahím Ferrer with Buena Vista Social Club around Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, France, Spain, England and Scotland. Performance of Temperamento in Moscow.


Launch of the book Ritmos de Cuba in Havana, Cuba. Percussion and drums, 1st edition.


  • Invited to participate in the first and second National Meetings of Symphonic Orchestras of the country.
  • Tour with Santiago Feliú through the Dominican Republic and Argentina.


Great concert “30 Years of Artistic Life”, with a group of musicians who have been part of his career, at the Auditorio Amadeo Roldán theater in Havana, Cuba.


With the brothers Sergio and José María Vitier participates in the Gala of Cuba Disco with the Symphony Orchestra of Havana.


  • Invited to participate in the II Festival of Percussion Arts, University of Costa Rica.
  • Second edition of the Book Rhythms of Cuba in Germany by Advance Music.


Premiere and presentation of the percussion project “La Academia” at the Cuban Music Institute.


  • National Tour of Art Schools: Ruy L.N. and La Academia
  • Participates in the Festival ¨Propositions¨ in the Sports City, together with La Academia.
  • Begins to collaborate with Grupo Mezcla.

2010 – 2011

Tour around Canada with the Mix group: Jazz Festival of Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, London.


  • It is selected to represent Sabian, cymbals brand.
  • National Tour of Art Schools: Ruy and Adel González
  • Performances at the Jazz Plaza Festival with La Academia and Mezcla. Drum Festival


  • Percussion Festival at the Superior School of Music of Monterrey, Mexico. (January)
  • Start recording CD of La Academia
  • He is invited to the Drums Festival in Costa Rica (February)
  • Participated in the Drum Festival in Havana


  • Concert-DVD at the National Theater of Cuba with La Academia.
  • Tour La Familia López-Nussa around Turkey, Holland and France.


  • Recording of La Academia “Quinteto”
  • Master Classes and Workshops
  • TV program “Exelencia”
  • Leo Brouwer Guitar Festival
  • Jazz Plaza Festival with La Familia
  • Premiere of the Documentary ¨17 years later¨ in FAC


  • Concert and Master Class at the Drum Festival
  • TV shows of Brazil and ¨Sin Límites¨ Cuba
  • La Academia performances with Pablo Paul in: Casa de Las Américas, at the First International Identity Cultural Colloquium, dedicated to B. Marley, Café Miramar, La Zorra and FAC
  • Les Voix Humaines Festival, by Leo Brouwer: invited to play with
    Portuguese singer, Dulce Ponte, Mella Theater.
  • National Tour of Schools of Arts with La Academia in Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, Mayabeque and Havana.
  • Jazz Plaza Festival with La Academia and Mezcla.


  • Percussion Workshop with La Academia at Centro Hispanoamericano
  • Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, Mayabeque Art Schools Tour with La Academia. Amadeo Roldan and Guillermo Tomas.
  • Performances at Café Miramar, FAC, Melen, Zorra, etc.
  • La Academia Concert at Fine Arts Museum.
  • Concert-recording of DVD “RE-PERCUSION-ES” at National Theater.


He is endorsed by LP, percussion instrument brand, and DW Drums.

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