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-born cellist and composer Andrea Casarrubios has played as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. First Prize winner of numerous international competitions and awards, Casarrubios has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Piatigorsky, Ravinia, and Verbier Festivals. Her latest engagements include commissions and concerts in Mexico, Spain, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Canada, and the United States.
Casarrubios' album, Caminante, presents some of her own original music. Released on Odradek Records, it was chosen as one of the “Best 2019 Classical Music Albums” by Australia’s ABC Classic, celebrating her artistry as "superhuman." As a guest soloist at Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Casarrubios performed her own Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, MIRAGE (2019). Her solo cello work SEVEN (2020) "an intense and elegiac tribute to the essential workers during the pandemic" (The New York Times) was commissioned by Thomas Mesa, and performed at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2021, among other venues. Casarrubios' compositions have been programmed worldwide, presented by organizations such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Sphinx Organization, Washington Performing Arts, Manhattan Chamber Players, the European Parliament, NPR, and the Spanish National Radio.
Solo appearances as a cellist include performances of Franz Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata in A minor arranged for cello and orchestra by Casarrubios herself, Osvaldo Golijov's Azul with conductor Sameer Patel, as well as some of her own original works for cello and orchestra while touring a solo recital program of a wide range of repertoire from Johann Sebastian Bach to Xavier Foley.
A dedicated mentor, she has taught masterclasses at The Juilliard School, University of Southern California, Eastman School of Music, City University of New York, Missouri State University, as well as at numerous festivals and insitutions on tour. Her cello teachers have included Maria de Macedo, Lluis Claret, Amit Peled, Marcy Rosen, and Ralph Kirshbaum. She is an alumna of Ensemble Connect, and as part of her Doctoral degree in New York, Casarrubios also studied composition with John Corigliano.