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.

CreArtBox is an award-winning multidisciplinary music ensemble based in New York City led by flutist Guillermo Laporta and pianist Josefina Urraca and known for its merging of classical and contemporary music, with visual art, stunning stage design, and cutting-edge technology.

AUG 31ST TO SEP 2ND

A music festival designed for the 2018 New Yorker, CreArt Festival aims to present classical music to a much wider, and younger audience.

The CreArtBox music ensemble, supported by the Queens Council on the Arts, announces their very first CreArt Festival. Directed by Guillermo Laporta and Josefina Urraca, this brand new festival will celebrate the world of classical music, theater, and dance.

Taking advantage of its ideal location in trendy LIC, this festival will present classical music in a modern way, incorporating other disciplines into the concerts.

The festival will take place at the Plaxall Gallery (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101) from August 31st through September 2nd. Located across the East River from Manhattan, Long Island City is the fastest growing urban neighborhood in the U.S. With breathtaking views of the Manhattan Skyline and an easy commute to Midtown Manhattan, LIC is a bustling neighborhood filled with trendy restaurants, breweries, art galleries, shops, green spaces and more.

More info at www.creartbox.nyc/pages/festival

CD: Debussy and Respighi Violin Sonatas Transcribed for Flute and Piano

This CD, with its ardor for the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, reimagines the music for violin and piano of Claude Debussy and Ottorino Respighi, expanding it into the repertoire of the modern flute. The recording was made in the Summer of 2016 at Oktaven Studios, New York City.

Buy on Amazon, Listen on Youtube, Listen on Spotify

Rachmaninoff piano sonata n.2

Recording at Oktaven Studio.

AIRBNB EXPERIENCE

Ferry, classical music concert&brunch

After closing our eyes and dreaming about what would be our ideal way to start a relaxing weekend, we came up with this idea: A Ferry trip with the amazing views of Manhattan, then a walk on the riverside of our neighboorhood, Long Island City (where the Pepsi sign is!), including a visit to the LIC Flea market, and then, an intimate classical music concert inside an Art Gallery with a full organic breakfast or brunch with our favorite pastries, fruits,and more delicatessen.

1. We will meet at East 34th st pier in Manhattan.

2. We will take the Ferry to Long Island City.

3. We will take a short walk on the riverside to the LIC Flea Market (if it is open)

4. We will go to the Plaxall Art Gallery where we will enjoy exciting exhibitions.

5. An organic full breakfast or brunch will be ready.

6. The concert will begin.

Explore this experience that fusion Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov performed by the soloist of New York-based ensemble CreArtBox and a breakfast/brunch!

More info at www.creartbox.nyc/pages/experiences

CreArt Music Series at the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Running since September 2016 in Manhattan, this music series presents classical chamber music with new pieces by living composers and visual artists, collaborating with renowed artist such us violinist Todd Reynolds, composer and video artist, Luke DuBois,Ransom Wilson, Le Train Bleu Ensemble, or JP Jofre.

More info at www.creartbox.nyc/series

CD: Moments of solitude by Greg Karnilaw

Published on Spotify, Amazon and more.

CD release of Moments of Solitude an integral of solo pieces by American composer Greg Karnilaw.