Josefina Urraca is a Spanish pianist based in New York.
Having the passion and curiosity beyond music, in 2013 Josefina joined the multidisciplinary music group CreArtBox as the pianist and Managing Director. Incorporating different elements of art, they present their music in combination with visual displays of film, acting, and dance. CreArtBox has been awarded with 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 participated and performed in piano and chamber music festivals in Italy, Austria, France, England, Germany, United States and Spain.
Josefina was first introduced to music by her mother, and has studied 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 the Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Marc Silverman.
As a soloist, Josefina Urraca has received awards in competitions such as the 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 masterclasses 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.
Josefina Urraca serves on the piano faculties at the Herald Music School and Joyous Music School.