Francisco Cabán, violin
Location TBA: PAC Black Box or Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center
With an international performing career, Francisco Cabán has performed across the United States, Mexico, Japan, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Peru and Puerto Rico. He has appeared as chamber musician, soloist and recitalist at the Casals Festival and the Inter American Festival for the Arts in San Juan, PR, and the Mexican Violin Festival in Querétaro, Mexico among others. A distinguished member of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra since 1992, he has also performed as soloist with this ensemble
A dedicated and sought after teacher, he is Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. Among his many activities as pedagogue, he has created the Puerto Rico Conservatory Violin Festival. The Festival has the dual function of exposing students to the most important performance trends of our time, while at the same time giving them the opportunity of sharing the stage with great artists. Distinguished guests include Guillermo Figueroa, José Francisco del Castillo, Francesco Manara, Cármelo de los Santos, Miroslav Hristov, Federico Agostini, Sergiu Schwartz, and the Harlem Quartet. The prestigious string magazine – The Strad – reviewed his pedagogical work in its August 2012 issue.
In addition to his performances and educational work in Puerto Rico, Francisco Cabán has presented numerous master-classes and lectures at the universities of New Mexico and Texas, the National Conservatory of Peru and the Latin-American Violin Academy in Venezuela. Among the honors and prizes he has received are the Albert Tashljian at Temple University, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Solo Competition.
Mr. Cabán graduated with honors from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and after earning a Masters degree from Temple University, he completed his DMA in Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. His teachers have included José Figueroa, Joaquín Vidaechea, Helen Kwalwasser, Eugene Gratovich, and Gerard Poulet.
In his acclaimed debut recording – Ola Nocturna – Francisco Cabán recorded many important works for violin and piano by Latin American composers. His latest release – Ola Diurna – includes music from the Americas for violin with various accompaniment, with accompaniment by pianist Kevin Class and violinist Cármelo de los Santos.
Tickets: Thanks to Artist Series sponsorship, admission is free.