JOSEFINA URRACA AND GUILLERMO LAPORTA
NOVEMBER 18, 7PM (IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRE-THANKSGIVING DINNER)
Joseﬁna Urraca is a Spanish pianist based in New York.
Having the passion and curiosity beyond music, in 2011 Josefina joined the multidisciplinary music group CreArtBox. Incorporating different elements of art, they present their music combined with visual displays of film, acting, and dance. CreArtBox has been awarded with the Audience Prize and Second Place at the SMA Chamber Music Competition in 2015, and the Queens Council of the Arts scholarship in 2016.
She has participated and performed in piano and chamber music festivals in Italy, Austria,France, England, Germany, United States and Spain. In 2015, She partnered with flutist, Guillermo Laporta, in their Steinway Concert Hall debut to introduce their newly established ensemble, du:oh.
Josefina was first introduced to music by her mother, and has had opportunities to study 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 Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Marc Silverman.
As a soloist, Josefina has been awarded in competitions such as 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 masterclass 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.