International Recitalist and Clinician
“One of the most renowned professionals of his generation in Colombia.” – El Colombiano Newspaper, 2012
Chamber musician, teacher and clinician, Jose Garcia Taborda is an active performer around Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia. Garcia-Taborda has served for thirteen years as a clarinet faculty member in different renowned institutions in the United States, such as in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech University, Madison Conservatory of Music, and in various organizations in Colombia, such as IberAcademy, EAFIT University, and Bellas Artes University Foundation. As a guest artist, Mr. Garcia Taborda has taught and performed around the world. Among his tours he has visited Panamá, Colombia, Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Spain, and many cities across the United States.
He has also performed extensively with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra and the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra. Garcia Taborda is the founder of numerous chamber ensembles in Colombia and the USA, such as Orduz-Garcia Duo, Anari Ensemble, and Underground Chamber Collective,Medellín Clarinet Quartet. His recordings include works by Victor Agudelo, Roberto Pineda Duque, many orchestra collaborations, and the album Portraits of Colombia with Orduz-Garcia Duo, all of them with excellent comments from specialized critics.
Mr. Garcia-Taborda is an LRSM from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music – London, holds a master’s degree from EAFIT University, where he studied with the eminent Colombian soloist Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco, and also holds an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University with Ron Samuels from Pittsburgh Symphony.
Garcia-Taborda is an exclusive artist of Yamaha USA, as well a BG France and Légère International performing Artist.