Jose grew up in a musical family. His father saw to it that the entire clan including cousins, received music lessons. (His brother Arturo conducts the Manila Symphony and his sister is a professional cellist). Jose attended the University of Victoria on a full scholarship, was a winner of the University Concerto Competition and upon graduation was invited to join the Faculty String Quartet.
A seasoned orchestral musician, Mr. Molina has played with the Victoria, Thunder Bay, Kitchener, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Symphony Orchestras. He has also served as an adjunct instuctor of violin at Lakehead University. Jose is the concert-master of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, the first violinist of the Artelli String Quartet and a member of SAA.
A self-described ‘violin-freak’ Jose regularly travels to Cremona- the violin capitol of the world.