Behind the Scenes: Ruben Balboa, Samantha Balboa & Daniel Swayze

FREE performances, dialogue, and masterclasses with artists from the Austin Chamber Music Festival and Workshop. Taking place Monday through Friday 3:30-4:30 PM in Bates Recital Hall, July 11-22.

Monday, July 11 | Festival Quartet with Michelle Schumann
Tuesday, July 12 | Graham Reynolds
Wednesday, July 13 | Ruben Balboa, Samantha Balboa & Daniel Swayze
Thursday, July 14 | Andre Hayward & Friends
Friday, July 15 | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Monday, July 18 | Pacifica Quartet
Tuesday, July 19 | Faculty Artists
Wednesday, July 20 | Invoke
Thursday, July 21 | Book of Longing
Friday, July 22 | Boyd Meets Girl

Ruben Balboa

Dr. Ruben Balboa III is an educator and violist in Austin, Texas. Currently, he serves as a Lecturer at Texas State University and Assistant Director/Coordinator of the award-winning University of Texas String Project. Previously, he was the Instructional Assistant Professor of Viola at Illinois State University and Acting Director/Master Teacher of the Illinois State String Project.

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Samantha Balboa

Samantha Balboa is an Austin, Texas based performer and voice teacher. Although billed as a fuller-voiced soprano, Samantha has performance experience singing mezzo-soprano repertoire as well. Some performance credits include the roles of Desirée Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Erste and Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), and Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea). Samantha has won several awards and competitions in singing, including the UNT Concerto Competition, the David Daniels Concerto Competition, and the Matilda Dodge Wilson Award for vocal excellence (Detroit, MI).

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Daniel Swayze

Dr. Daniel Swayze is a pianist living in Austin, Texas. Daniel is the Founder and Artistic Director of the critically-acclaimed Beerthoven Concert Series, which has enjoyed continuous growth since its creation in 2014. His playing has been described by the Jacksonville Review as “Enchanting…crisp and impressive.”

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