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Andrea Casarrubios, cello

Spanish cellist Andrea Casarrubios has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in many countries throughout Europe, Asia, and America, collaborating with artists who include Daniel Phillips, Ralph Kirshbaum, Ida Kavafian, Alexander Kerr, Atar Arad, Amit Peled, and Wing Ho. As a founding cellist of Trio Appassionata, Andrea recorded four American piano trios on a CD released in 2014 on Odradek Records. Andrea studied cello with Maria de Macedo in Madrid and continued with Amit Peled at the Peabody Institute; she completed her master’s degree in 2013 at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Ralph Kirshbaum. Andrea is a first-prize winner of many national and international competitions, and has been sponsored by the Wingate Foundation and the Spanish Cello Forum. She has collaborated in festivals such as the Verbier Festival Academy and the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Festival Pablo Casals in France, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in Chicago, Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany. As part of her Ensemble ACJW program, Andrea teaches in Manhattan at the City College Academy of the Arts.