Pianist Josefina Urraca has established herself as a sought-after chamber musician, soloist, and educator.
She 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 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.
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 to pursue her master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music.