Pianist Josefina Urraca has performed frequently at venues in the US and Europe and recently recorded her debut album with flutist Guillermo Laporta.
Josefina is a founding member and Managing Director of CreArtBox, an ensemble whose programs present wide-ranging multidisciplinary connections between music and other art forms. CreArtBox has been awarded the INJUVE Chamber Music Competition, Montehermoso Contemporary Creation Award, Savvy Musicians in Action Chamber Music Competition, and the Queens Council for the Arts and have performed in different venues like the Queens Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, DiMenna Center, Spectrum, Flamboyan Theater, New York Society for Ethical Culture, The Tank Theater, National Opera America Center, Steinway Hall, Cervantes Institute, with other performances in Artisphere Theater, (Washington DC), and Tapp Center (Columbia, South Carolina).
Josefina is the director alongside Guillermo Laporta, of the CreArt Music Series at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Established in September 2016, this series is designed to reach new audiences combining classical chamber music, new pieces by living composers, and New York-based ensembles and soloists, such as electric violinist, Todd Reynolds, composer and video artist, Luke DuBois, Le Train Bleu Ensemble, Ransom Wilson, or JP Jofre.
Ms. Urraca has received numerous fellowships and prizes, including Caja Madrid Foundation Scholarship, Manhattan School of Music Scholarship, Albéniz Foundation Scholarship, Luís Galvé Foundation Scholarship, Promete Foundation Scholarship and third prizes in the International Piano Competition Ciudad de Carlet, National Piano Competition Ciudad de Linares: Marisa Montiel and National Piano Competition Veguellina de Órbigo.
Josefina’s teachers and mentors include Dimitri Bashkirov, Marc Silverman, Maria Joao Pires, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Matti Raekallio, Julian Martin, Joaquín Achúcarro, Guigla Katsarava, Josep Maria Colom, Patrín García-Barredo, Claudio Martínez-Mehner and Kennedy Moretti.
Josefina was born in Spain and was first introduced to music by her mother and Eva Gigosos. She received her undergraduate Diploma at the Salamanca Conservatory and continue her studies at the well-renowned music schools Reina Sofía (Madrid), Ecole Normale (Paris) and Alcalá de Henares University (Madrid). In 2012, Josefina moved to New York, where she currently lives, to pursue her master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music (graduating in 2014).