New York City-based pianist Josefina Urraca is a frequent performer at venues in the United States and Europe. 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.
Josefina was born in Spain and was first introduced to music by her mother and Eva Gigosos. She received an undergraduate degree at the Salamanca Conservatory and continued 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 a master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music. She graduated in 2014.
Josefina is the director alongside Guillermo Laporta, of the CreArt Music Series and the CreArt Music Festival. Established in September 2016 and August 2018 respectively.
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, Montehermoso Contemporary Creation Award, the Queens Council for the Arts award, Amphion Foundation award and at the following competitions: INJUVE Chamber Music Competition, Savvy Musicians in Action Chamber Music Competition, at 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, Marta Gulyas, Matti Raekallio, Julian Martin, Joaquín Achúcarro, Guigla Katsarava, Josep Maria Colom, Patrín García-Barredo, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Kennedy Moretti, Antonio Baciero and Albert Rosado.