It's all about the music
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 Andrea Casarrubios has played extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia and America. She has collaborated in festivals such as the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Ravinia RSMI, Pablo Casals Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and the Verbier Festival. First Prize winner of numerous competitions and awards, Ms. Casarrubios is also a pianist, an active new music performer, and a composer herself. She has premiered several contemporary works, including Meredith Monk’s Backlight (2015) at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Casarrubios’s own work, Maktub for Three Cellos, premiered at the VI Festival Luigi Boccherini (2013), and her latest composition, Speechless for Cello and Percussion (2016), presented by Carnegie Hall at National Sawdust in New York City.
Ms. Casarrubios began to play the piano at the age of two, and at the age of five she began cello lessons and became a student of Maria de Macedo in Madrid and Lluis Claret in Barcelona. She expanded her undergraduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory with Amit Peled, and in 2013 completed her Masters at USC in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Ralph Kirshbaum. Ms. Casarrubios currently lives in New York City, where she works with Ensemble Connect in residence at Carnegie Hall. A passionate mentor, Ms. Casarrubios has taught at The Juilliard School, City College Academy for the Arts in Manhattan, and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Andrea‘s latest engagements include a tour of South Africa with the Brandenburg String Trio, a tour of China and Brazil with Trio Appassionata, and solo and chamber music concerts in Spain, New York, Vermont, Illinois, Maryland, and California.
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