Executive Director
Guillermo Laporta (info@creartbox.nyc)

Managing Director
Josefina Urraca (info@creartbox.nyc)

Marketing Coordinator
Evan Adams (marketing@creartbox.nyc)

Artistic Advisory Board
Joshua Penman
Lewis Lockwood
Sebastian Currier
Todd Reynolds

CreArtBox


Our mission is to create and produce live art performances, fusing classical and contemporary composers with original ideas encouraged by multidisciplinary interaction.

CreArtBox works with world-class artists and creators, assembling arts entrepreneurship platforms in different configurations to encourage the following:

  • Creation of new music and live art performances
  • Engagement with new audiences
  • Inspire and educate future generations
  • Use and revitalization of unconventional spaces
  • Foster art commitment in today's society

CreArtBox was founded in New York in 2013 by pianist Josefina Urraca and flutist and composer Guillermo Laporta, who have served as co-directors of the organization ever since.

The group’s core regularly functions as a baritone, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano music ensemble, but maintains a roster of over twenty NYC-based soloists, composers, choreographers, actors, and designers.

CreArtBox's roster consolidates world-class musicians who are members of prestigious orchestras such as MET Opera Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect, American Ballet Theater, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Filarmonia, BBC Orchestra, and Euskadi Filarmonia, among many others.
 
CreArtBox group’s core regularly functions as a baritone (Nathaniel Sullivan), flute (Guillermo Laporta), clarinet (Jonathan Cohen), violin (Mari Lee), cello (Julia Yang), and piano (Josefina Urraca) music ensemble. Additional performers are also drawn from the group’s roster of over twenty NYC-based soloists, composers, choreographers, actors, and designers.

Since 2013, CreArtBox has commissioned a total of fourteen music compositions to nine different composers, three paintings, seven choreographies to four different dancers/choreographers, seven video creations and one stage playwright. Before 2013, CreArtBox also commissioned four pieces in Spain, including a full-stage opera.

These programs have been supported primarily by individual donors and the Amphion Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund, Spain Arts and Culture, and Queens Council for the Arts.

CreArtBox has been recommended by The New Yorker and described as “a wholly authentic, visually and aurally compelling experience” (Broadway World) and “a new ensemble devoted to multidisciplinary events” (Time Out New York).

SEASON 2020/21


Brian Shank

Composer

Guillermo Laporta

Flute

Hsiao-Chu Hsia

Dancer

Josefina Urraca

Piano

Julia Yang

Cello

Mari Lee

Violin

Marieken Cochius

painter

Mizuko Kaji

Set and costume design

Nathaniel Sullivan

Baritone

Robert Sirvent

Video Artist

Sara C. Sun

video artist

Sarah K. Williams

Visual Artist

PREVIOUS SEASONS


Anton Rist, clarinet

Ariadne Greif, soprano

Arte Quartet, guest ensemble

Brigid Coleridge, violin

Can Wang, dancer

Clara Vázquez Ledesma, violin

Doug Perry, percussion

Edjo Wheeler, sculpture

Evan O. Adams, composer

Gregory Robbins, double bass

Isis de Coura, Set and costume designer

Jacopo Rampini, actor

Jane Yoon, harp

Janna Baty, soprano

Jen Fok, light design

Johnna Wu, violin

Jonathan Cohen, clarinet

Joshua Penman,composer

JP Jofre, guest artist, bandoneonist and composer

Julie Berndt, Actress

Keir GoGwilt, violin

Le train Bleu, guest ensemble

Marcos Fernández, composer

Marissa Maislen, dance, acrobatics and choreographer

Mary Taylor Hennings, Dancer

Melanie Clapies, violin

Michelle Ross, violin

Nuno Marques, piano

Parhelion Trio, guest ensemble

Philip Lasser, composer

Ransom Wilson, guest artist & conductor

Reiko Fueting, composer

Rick Cekovsky, actor

Rosalie van Wamel, dancer

Sebastian Currier, composer

Tagore González, Scene direction and choreography

Todd Reynolds, composer

Wei Dai, composer

Yves Dharamraj, cello