Aniel Cabán began his viola studies at the age of 8 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has attended world-renowned summer music festivals such as the Interlochen Arts Camp, Meadowmount School of Music, National Repertory Orchestra (NRO), Festival Casals de Puerto Rico, Yehudi Menuhim Chamber Music Festival and the Sarasota Music Festival. His primary viola instructors include Erika Eckert, Stanley Konopka, Eugene Becker and Guillermo Figueroa Sr. He has studied Chamber Music with the likes of James Dunham, Peter Salaff, Anne Epperson, Robert Levin, the Cavani String Quartet and the Takács String Quartet.
Mr. Cabán received a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music (2002) and a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder (2006), where he was the recipient of The Gabor Ormai Viola Award. He has held the position of Principal Viola of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra since 2005 and was recently appointed Principal Viola of the Colorado Bach Ensemble. Mr. Cabán is also a member of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boulder/Denver-based Sphere Ensemble. He has also been a regular player with various Rocky Mountain area established ensembles including the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Breckenridge Music Festival and the Colorado Music Festival.
Mr. Cabán is also an active chamber musician in the Boulder area collaborating with local and guest artists such as Opus Two, David Korevaar and Andy Stein.