Spanish pianist Josefina Urraca is a vibrant and meticulous artist, pupil of legendary piano teacher Dmitri Bashkirov. She has also been trained by Maria Joao Pires, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Patrin Garcia Barredo, Joaquín Achúcarro, Kennedy Moretti, Marta Gulyas, Frank Wibaut, Claudio Martinez-Menher, Josep Colom, Marc Silverman, Eldar Nebolsin, Guigla Katsarava, and Antonio Baciero at the Salamanca Conservatory, Alcalá de Henares University, École Normale de Musique de Paris, Prussia Cove Music Seminar, Escuela Reina Sofia and Manhattan School of Music.
Josefina was born in Palencia, in an environment of professional musicians.
Josefina centers her career on chamber music presenting classical music and new music written by emerging and established living composers in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Salzburg Mozarteum, Ryogoku Monten Hall, Auditorio Sony and Alfred Cortot in París.
Since 2013, Josefina has been co-director of the New York based music organization CreArtBox. CreArtBox mission is presenting exceptional classical and new music with a crafted visual aesthetic; through programs designed to foster art commitment in today’s society. She is also the founder of the Platform for the development of the Arts in Rural Areas in Spain.
Ms. Urraca is recipient of numerous prizes in Europe and the US from the Savvy Musicians in Action, INJUVE, Montehermoso Contemporary Creation, Ciudad de Carlet, Rotary Club, as well as from the Queens Council on the Arts, the Spanish Embassy, Manhattan School of Music, Caja Madrid, Luis Galvé, Amphion, Alice M. Ditson and Albéniz Foundations.
She can be heard on CD with flutist Guillermo Laporta and the Mendelssohn string quartet.
As educator and pedagogue, Josefina teaches a small number of students at Third Street Music School, is a piano teacher and Artistic coordinator at the Reina Sofia Summer Camp and has created and performed numerous interactive performances for diverse audiences across NYC.