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 as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. First Prize winner of numerous international competitions and awards, Andrea has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Piatigorsky, Ravinia, and Verbier Festivals.
Andrea’s 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, Andrea performed her own Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, MIRAGE (2019), among other works. SEVEN (2020) for solo cello, "a searching, intense, and elegiac tribute to the essential workers during the pandemic" (The New York Times) was commissioned by Thomas Mesa, and presented at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium in 2021 among other venues. A composer in residence at the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, Andrea's compositions have been heard in 78 countries, and presented by organizations such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Sphinx Organization, Washington Performing Arts, Manhattan Chamber Players, NPR, and the Spanish National Radio (RNE).
Solo appearances as a cellist include performances of F. Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata in A minor arranged for cello and orchestra, recital tours of a wide range of repertoire, and performances in Mexico and Spain of several works for cello and orchestra including J. Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major. Andrea is a founding member of Trio Appassionata, along with violinist Lydia Chernicoff and pianist Ronaldo Rolim, touring the U.S., Spain, the U.K., Italy, Brazil, and China. Andrea is also a member of the Brandenburg String Trio based in Berlin, and the Manhattan Chamber Players in New York. Her 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, she also studied composition with John Corigliano.
A dedicated mentor, Andrea 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 latest engagements include commissions and concerts in Canada, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and the U.S.A.