Eric Cabalo

Eric Cabalo


Eric Cabalo is an engaging performer able to take audiences on a musical journey. The sounds of his classical guitar contain depth and emotion as well as an effortless technique.


Eric Cabalo is a multi-award winning performer and educator. An engaging performer, Eric's creative programs exemplify his diversity as a musician. From the pristine passages of Francisco da Milano to the intricate polyrhythms of Dusan Bogdanovic Eric is able to take the listener through a musical journey.

Born in 1973, Eric began playing the guitar at the age of ten when he became fascinated by watching his father play Johnny Cash songs on the guitar. Upon hearing Spanish guitar music as a teen, Eric’s future path was laid out. He went on to study classical guitar at the University of Redlands where he received his Bachelor of Music degree under Terry Graves and Kenton Youngstrom of the Falla Trio. In 1997, Eric received his Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of music where he studied performance, composition, and improvisation with internationally acclaimed guitarist/composer Dusan Bogdanovic. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and grants and has performed in the master classes or studied with such distinguished guitarists as: Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Christopher Parkening, David Russell, David Tanenbaum and Jose Tomas.

Eric has recently released his first CD, Evocacion. The CD features music of South American composers including Lauro, Piazzolla, and Villa-Lobos as well as others. Residing in Sonoma County (CA), Eric is active as a soloist and chamber musician. He performs regularly with guitarist Stuart Green as the Cabalo/Green Duo. A dedicated educator, Eric is on faculty at Sonoma State University where he is the Director of classical guitar studies. In addition he teaches privately and is the Founder/Director of 12th Fret Guitar Studios, a guitar program providing classical guitar instruction for children and adults. When he isn't practicing, performing or teaching Eric enjoys spending time with his wife, Molly, their son Dorian and cat, Kobe.



Set List

Danza Espanola No. 5-Granados
Capricho Arabe-Tarrega
Gran Jota-Tarrega
Recuerdos de la Alhambra-Tarrega
Catalan Folk Songs- Llobet
Suite Castellana-Moreno-Torroba
En Los Trigales-Rodrigo

Latin American:
Suite del Recuerdo-Merlin
Venezuelan Waltzes-Lauro
Preludes-Villa Lobos
Choro No. 1- Villa-Lobos
Dansa Brasilera-Morel
Verano Porteno-Piazzolla
Vals No. 3-Barrios
La Catedral-Barrios
Julia Florida-Barrios

Prelude, Fugue & Allegro-Bach
Lute Suite No. 1- Bach
Mozart Variations-Sor
Fantasias & Ricercares-Da Milano