Composer and keyboardist from Navarra, Spain.
He begins his musical education in the Conservatorio of Tafalla, after which he attends the prestigious Conservatorio Superior Pablo Sarasate in Pamplona, where he obtains the qualifications of Piano Teacher and Advanced Singing Teacher, Theory of Music, Sight-Reading and Accompaniment. He has been teaching Musical Language and Piano in the Escuela Municipal de Música in Peralta-Navarra (Spain) since 1996.
As a keyboard-player, he has been part of pop-rock groups such as Ohiana, with which he recorded the LPs “Menos sensibilidad (Less Sensitivity)” (1990) and “En otro lugar
(In another Place)” (1991), and won the final of the Gobierno de Navarra Pop-Rock Contest in 1990. He also recorded the LP “El beso del camaleón (The Kiss of the Chameleon)” (1991) with the group Malos Tratos. As an accordionist and keyboard-player, he belonged to Chuchín Ibáñez’s “mariachis” – with whom he collaborated in the recording of “Millones y Chamacas” (Etxeondo 2003) – as well as to Diego Quevedo’s “mariachi”.
As a composer and performer of his own music, in 1991 he participates in the II Festival de Nuevas Músicas in San Sebastián together with Michael Nyman and others, going on tour that same year. In 2001 and after a quite long break devoted to his studies, his work as a teacher as well as to composing, he decides to compile and re-record a series of themes composed from 1990 onwards. In May 2002, the CD is issued in mp3.com under the title of “Música Vespertina (Evening Music)”. During that same year, several of its songs are worldwide top of the charts in New Age lists. In October 2002, he also issues “Jardín de Santos (Garden of Saints)”, incidental music from the museum in Alicante which carries the same name. Several songs in these CDs were chosen to be part of different music compilations in the United States, more precisely in the independent record companies REEL SOUND OF MUSIC and WOOD AND WIRE MUSIC
In 2001, he founded Quorum, a group which created versions for piano, voice and cello.
In December 2003, the magazine Future Music publishes “Imaginary Landscape II” in its attached CD, and the theme turns to be worldwide number two in Ambient list in Soundclick.com. Since the disappearance of mp3.com in October 2003, the main site of Joaquín Taboada’s music is Soundclick.com, worldwide top web site in independent music. Since then, the songs entitled “Alas (Wings)”, “Calma(Calm)”, “Pachelbel’s Canon in 3” and “Arrebato (May Colours)” have been worldwide top hits in this web site.
In 2004 begins another promising stage marked by the publication of the Cd "INTROSPECTIVE" by the Label Non Profit Music . This work is a compilation of songs composed from 1990 onwards, picked up in a numbered special edition and signed that it also includes a data track with scores, pictures and mp3s. All the benefits of the sale of this Cd go to Doctors Without Borders in Spain. "Introspective" is available on line in El Corte Inglés .
Also in April of this year it has taken place the presentation of the new formation of Stultifera Navis, with 7 musicians, including the voice of Priscilla Hernandez . The first concert has been carried out in the Auditory Barañain (Navarra), with great success and it has been recorded in video. Very soon these images will be available in the web of Non Profit Music.
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