CreArtBox is a New York-based music ensemble founded by flutist and composer, Guillermo Laporta, and pianist Josefina Urraca. The group has been performing since 2013 at leading venues in New York as well as around the US and Europe, presenting new music & traditional classical repertoire, sometimes on an intimate traditional chamber music concert setup and sometimes developing full scale multidisciplinary productions incorporating innovative visual and multimedia designs.
The group’s core regularly functions as a flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano music ensemble, but holds a roster of over twenty NYC-based soloists, composers, choreographers, actors, and designers.
CreArtBox's members have been invited to participate in different Festivals and they have been part of prestigious orchestras such as Metropolitan Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Louisiana Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Filarmonia, BBC Orchestra, Euskadi Filarmonia, among others.
Since their American debut in 2013, CreArtBox has received press attention from The New Yorker, Time Out, Washington Post, Times Ledger, HITN TV, The Huffington Post, Free Times, I care if you listen, Broadway World, Carpe Diem!, Spain Culture NY, and the Washington City Paper.
CreArtBox has been described as “a wholly authentic, visually and aurally compelling experience” (Broadway world), “a new ensemble devoted to multidisciplinary events” (Time Out New York), and “critics top pick for the best music, art and theatre” (The New Yorker).
In September 2016, the group founded the CreArt Music Series. This new music series combines world-class soloists, ensembles, designers, and visual artists and composers to create unique performances deeply committed to the production of new music for a wide audience.
In December 2016, CreArtBox presented their large scale theatrical production Visuality at the Queens Theatre, with projection-mapped video, aerial acrobatics, and dance.
In August 2018, CreArtBox launched the CreArt Music Festival, in collaboration with the Plaxall Art Gallery and with the support of the Queens Council on the Arts and the Spanish Embassy.
The group has received numerous distinctions, including awards from the INJUVE Chamber Music Competition, Montehermoso Contemporary Creation Award, Savvy Musicians in Action Chamber Music Competition, the Alice M. Ditson Foundation, the Queens Council for the Arts, and the Amphion Foundation.