Praised by The New York Times for having "traversed the palette of emotions" with "gorgeous tone and an edge of-seat intensity" and described by Diario de Menorca as an "ideal performer" that offers "elegance, displayed virtuosity, and great expressive power," Spanish cellist and composer Andrea Casarrubios has played extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. First Prize winner of numerous competitions and awards, Andrea has collaborated with Ida Kavafian, Soovin Kim, Ralph Kirshbaum, Daniel Phillips, and Jeremy Denk, often appearing at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Ravinia, Casals, Schleswig- Holstein, and the Verbier Festivals.
Andrea's recent album, Caminante, presents some of her own works. Released in 2019 on Odradek Records, it was chosen as one of the "Best 2019 Classical Music Albums" by Australia's ABC Classic. She has written works for Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect, Trio Appassionata, Boccherini Music Festival, cellist Thomas Mesa and Astral Artists, violinist Emily Dagget Smith and the Andy Warhol Foundation, Manhattan Chamber Players, and members of the Boston Symphony and Orpheus Orchestras. Andrea’s performances have been broadcasted internationally, including NPR, WFMT Chicago, CKIA in Canada, and RTVE National Spanish Radio. As a guest soloist at Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, she recently performed her own Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, MIRAGE (2019), among other works.
Solo appearances include recitals for cello and piano of a wide range of repertoire, performances of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata in A minor arranged for cello and orchestra, dozens of concerts at Carnegie Hall, and performances in Spain of several works for cello and orchestra including Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major. Andrea is a first prize winner of numerous competitions including the International Violoncello Competition Illa de Menorca-FIDAH 2010, the SOR Solo String Concerto Competition 2009, and the National Piano Competition Rio del Oro 2005 in Spain among others. She was also awarded second and special prize at the XIV Llanes International Cello Competition 2012, and has been sponsored by the Wingate Foundation in the U.K., the Spanish Cello Forum, as well as Juventudes Musicales of Madrid.
Andrea is a founding member of Trio Appassionata, along with violinist Lydia Chernicoff and pianist Ronaldo Rolim. The trio has performed in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall among other venues in the U.S, Spain, the U.K., Italy, Brazil and China. The ensemble released a CD on Odradek Records entitled “gone into night are all the eyes” in 2014. Andrea is also a member of the Brandenburg String Trio based in Berlin, and the Manhattan Chamber Players in New York. Her mentors have included Maria de Macedo, Lluis Claret, Amit Peled, Marcy Rosen, and Ralph Kirshbaum. As part of her Doctorate degree, she also studied composition with John Corigliano. Andrea has also been influenced by working closely with Frans Helmerson, Laurence Lesser, Gary Hoffman, Timothy Eddy, Paul Katz, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Donald Weilerstein, Ludmil Angelov, Seth Knopp, Thomas Demenga, Miklós Perényi, and Leon Fleisher.
Andrea currently lives in New York City, where she works as an advisor for Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall. A passionate mentor, she has taught at The Juilliard School, Lake Champlain Music Festival, Festival de Febrero, Skidmore College, University of Southern California, as well as masterclasses on tour. Andrea’s latest engagements include concerts in Canada, China, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, and the U.S.A.