"Without music, life would be a mistake"

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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JOSEPH HAYDN


Piano sonata in e minor Hob. XVI/34

FRANZ SCHUBERT


Moments Musicaux, number 3 in f minor, 4 in c# minor and 5 in f minor

VISUALITY


CreArtBox at the DiMenna Center, New York

CREARTBOX


CreArtBox at the Opera America Center

CLAUDE DEBUSSY


Children’s corner

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Biography

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Josefina Urraca is a Spanish pianist based in New York.

 

Having the passion and curiosity beyond music, in 2011 Josefina joined the multidisciplinary music group CreArtBox. Incorporating different elements of art, they present their music combined with visual displays of film, acting, and dance. CreArtBox has been awarded with the Audience Prize and Second Place at the SMA Chamber Music Competition in 2015, and the Queens Council of the Arts scholarship in 2016.

 

She has participated and performed in piano and chamber music festivals in Italy, Austria, France, England, Germany, United States and Spain. In 2015, She partnered with flutist, Guillermo Laporta, in their Steinway Concert Hall debut to introduce their newly established ensemble, du:oh.

 

Josefina was first introduced to music by her mother, and has had opportunities to study with many renowned musicians such as Dimitri Bashkirov at Reina Sofía School of Music, Guigla Katsarava at École Normale de Musique de Paris, Josep Maria Colom at Alcalá de Henares University, Patrín García-Barredo, Claudio Martínez-Mehner and Kennedy Moretti at Castilla y León Conservatory and Eva Gigosos at Palencia Conservatory. In 2014, Josefina Urraca received her Master’s Degree in classical piano performance at Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Marc Silverman.

 

As a soloist, Josefina has been awarded in competitions such as International Piano Competition Ciudad de Carlet, National Piano Competition Rotary club, National Piano Competition Ciudad de Linares: Marisa Montiel and National Piano Competition Veguellina de Órbigo. Aside from competitions, Josefina is also recognized as a frequent scholarship recipient. Among the grants are the Caja Madrid Foundation Scholarship, Manhattan School of Music Scholarship, Albéniz Foundation Scholarship, Luís Galvé Foundation Scholarship and Promete Foundation Scholarship.

 

Josefina has participated in masterclass conducted by Maria Joao Pires, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Julian Martin, Lisa Yui, Joaquín Achúcarro, Pavel Gililov, Jose Ramón Méndez, Matti Raekallio, Frank Wibaut, Jeffrey Swann, Alexander Kandelaki, Nino Kereselidze, Miguel Angel Ortega, Antonio Baciero and Manuel Carra.

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Calendar

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CreArt Music Series at DiMenna Center


September 30, 2016

 

CreArtBox, Ransom Wilson and Le Train bleu.

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CreArt Music Series at DiMenna Center


November 4, 2016

 

CreArtBox, Todd Reynolds and Luke DuBois.

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Visuality at the Queens Theater


December 2 & 3, 2016

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duoh at Fundación Díaz Caneja


December 23, 2016

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duoh CD recording, Oktaven audiO


July 28, 2016

 

This new ensemble will record the sonata in G minor by Claude Debussy and the sonata in B minor by Ottorino Respighi transcribed for flute and piano.

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Schooles Street Studio


March 25, 2016, 7 pm

 

375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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CD recording of Five Impressions for piano by Greg Karnilaw


January 29, 2016

 

Patryck Sound Studio, 2410 Tiebout Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

Le Poisson Rouge


January 7, 2016, 7:30 pm

158 Bleecker St, New York, NY

 

CreArtBox will present a sneak peak of the new production EXCESS as part of the Chamber Music America Annual Conference.

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du:oh debut at Steinway Concert Hall


October 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

 

du:oh re-imaging the chamber music arts in the 21st century. Inspired by centuries of artistic tradition yet focused on a distinctly modern presentation, du:oh combines music, visual art and lighting designs for a reviving artistic experience.
This ensemble combines the deep emotional heart of Josefina Urraca (piano) with the imaginative mind of Guillermo Laporta (flute). Together they develop with new arrangements and commissions for this ensemble.

V New York International Music Competition (Jury member)


May 27, 2015

 

The New York International Music Competition was established to encourage young artists to pursue their study in music; to support young artists to showcase their talent in world class venues; and to provide opportunities to work with elite orchestras and ensembles. We encourage all talented youth to demonstrate their musical potential.

CSV Center, New York


May 9, 10 & 11, 2015

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 6 with Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer), Yves Dharamraj (cello), Keir Keir Gowilt (violin), Anton Rist (clarinet), Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer), Jason Fok (light designer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, and set/projection design).

 

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Soundtrack recording of ¨A is for Aye Aye¨


May 3, 2015

 

A young girl brings 100 years of images to life when she befriends an aye-aye, a lemur from Madagascar, in the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection.

The Thank Theater, New York


March 13 & 14, 2015

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 5 with Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer), Yves Dharamraj (cello), Keir Keir Gowilt (violin), Anton Rist (clarinet), Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer), Jason Fok (light designer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, and set/projection design).

 

Photos by Michael Benabib.

Artisphere Theater, Washington D.C.


November 6 & 7, 2014

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 5 with Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer), Miho Zaitsu (cello), Keir Gowilt (violin), Anton Rist (clarinet), Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer), Jason Fok (light designer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, and set/projection design).

 

Read full review at BYT Magazineat Washington City Paper and watch video with the best moments.

Cervantes Institute, New York


November 4, 2014

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 5 with Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer), Miho Zaitsu (cello), Keir Keir Gowilt (violin), Anton Rist (clarinet), Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer), Jason Fok (light designer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, and set/projection design).

 

View photos by Forrest Leo.

Mary Flager Cary Hall, New York


May 23, 2014

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 3 with JP Jofre (bandoneon) Yves Dharamraj (cello), Doori Na (violin), Tagore Gonzalez (clarinet), Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer),  Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, producer and set/light/projection designer).

 

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Spectrum, New York


May 21, 2014

 

CreArtBox performed at Spectrum with Yves Dharamraj (cello), Doori Na (violin), Tagore Gonzalez (clarinet), Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer),  Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, producer and set/light/projection designer).

Prussia Cove Music Festival, UK


March 29 – April 8

 

Masterclasses with Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados

Spectrum, New York


March 19, 2014

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 2 with Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer),  Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, producer and set/light/projection designer).

Mary Flager Cary Hall, New York


March 14, 2014

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 2 with Rick Cekovsky (actor), Morgelyn Tenbeth Ward (dancer),  Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, producer and set/light/projection designer).

 

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Benzaquen Hall, New York


February 21, 2014

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 1 with Hanna DeBlock (soprano),  Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, producer and set/light/projection designer).

Spectrum, New York


February 19, 2014

 

CreArtBox presented VISUALITY 1 with Hanna DeBlock (soprano),  Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer) and Guillermo Laporta (flute, director, producer and set/light/projection designer).

National Opera America Center, New York


August 11, 2013

 

This performances was the debut in New York of this group with JP Jofre (bandoneon/composer), Yves Dharamraj (cello), Nathan Schram (viola), Josefina Urraca (piano and creative producer), Guillermo Laporta (flute, stage, lighting and projection design), Eve Chan (choreographer & dancer), Yung-Li Chen (choreographer & dancer), Julia Griffin (painter) and Samuel Krichmar (ilustrator).

 

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Teaching

Since Josefina Urraca started to give piano lessons at the age of sixteen, she knew teaching would be a career for life.

 

Josefina has worked with students of all ability and standards. Her lessons emphasize on musicality and aim to inspire students and learn to express their inner voice through music, understanding the composers’ intention at the same time.

 

Please, contact me for more information.

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(001) 347 248 2162

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