Jose García-Taborda is one of the most importat musicians of his generation ̈ published the news paper El Colombiano in 2012.
He teaches at the Academia Filarmónica de Medellín AFMED and previously taught at Universidad EAFIT, Fundación Universitaria de Bellas Artes, Fundación Nacional Batuta and as guest in Javeriana University, Cauca University, Francisco de Paula Santander University, Autónoma University, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico and United States. Garcia-Taborda has played several times with the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra, and the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra, he is also the founder of the Cuarteto de Clarinetes de Medellín, the dúo “prá”, aNa ́s TríO, Cuarteto de Clarinetes de Bellas Artes, Cuarteto de Clarinetes de EAFIT, Ensamble Mandala and the Ensamble de Música Nueva.
Garcia-Taborda has recorded several pieces by Colombian composers such as Sonatina para dos Clarinetes by Roberto Pineda Duque (2009), the trío Anthophora by Victor Agudelo (2013), and Muerte en la Calle by Jorge Andrés Arbelaez.
In 2014 he premiered as a soloist in Ecuador and Colombia the “Suite N°2 for Clarinet and wind ensamble” by Colombian composers Jhonny Pasos.
García-Taborda organized the Día del clarinete EAFIT 2008, the Festival internacional de clarinete y saxofón ClariSax 2008-214 and the Campamento de verano Bellas Artes Guatapé 2012. He is a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music and did his masters at EAFIT University with Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco.
He plays a Yamaha CSGIIIL and is a D’Addario Woodwinds and BG France artist currently getting his artist diploma at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with Ron Samuels.