Daniel swayze

Director of the Beerthoven Concert Series. His playing has been described by the Jacksonville Review as, "Enchanting....crisp and impressive.” After an unusually late start on piano at the age of 14, Daniel began lessons with pianist Barbara Parker. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Southern Oregon University in 2011 with a degree in Piano Performance, having received all of the department's highest honors and awards. Daniel has studied primarily with Dr. Alexander Tutunov, Mark Westcott, and Gregory Allen and has performed in master classes with such artists as Jon Nakamatsu, John Perry and Nelita True. Noteworthy performances include appearances as soloist for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band and the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Southern Oregon University Symphonic Band, as well as an appearance in Carnegie Hall with the ensemble Siskiyou Violins. He has also been featured in the Austin Chronicle and the Texas Standard and performed on KMFA Radio. Daniel completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Texas in Austin in 2014 and is currently pursuing his Doctorate at UT in Piano Performance with a Portfolio in Arts Management. In his spare time he enjoys reading, cooking, swing dancing and, of course, beer.

austin howes

Austin from Austin! Raised in Austin, TX, Howes attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he focused in both Art and Computer Graphics. After College Austin went on to work on major 3D projects in Film, Video Games, and Architecture. His mastery of modeling has received nods from some of the industries leaders. In late 2014 Howes Co-Founded his first company, BirdHouse, LLC - a Start-Up in Austin, TX that offers 3D modeling and scanning solutions to local Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms. 

During his first year as an entrepreneur he developed a passion for new skills including computer programming, web development, and team management -- focusing on theory of constraints, lean, and 6sigma -- This led Austin to found MImuseum - A company set to modernize and future-proof exhibit & artifact preservation, while increasing both online and foot traffic for museums. 

Usually the loudest (for better, or usually worse) person in any room, Austin is an extroverted individual who equally loves people, the arts, and helping others. 


Margaux Filet 

A native Californian and a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) Butler School of Music 2016 with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance.  At UT, Filet studied with Marianne Gedigian who was the Acting Principal Flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Filet has also been a featured soloist on National Public Radio's From the Top in Potsdam, NY with host and pianist Christopher O'Riley.  Filet has performed around the world with the UT Wind Ensemble including: Taiwan, China, England and Japan under the direction of Jerry Junkin.  Filet is passionate about connecting the performing arts to serve local and global organizations.  While attending UT, Filet has been privileged to create benefit concerts to serve the Dell Children's Hospital in Austin, TX and international community such as the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.  Filet is excited to be a part of Beerthoven Concert Series and to bring Central Texas an innovative twist on classical music.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, yoga as well as swing and blues dancing.


Peter Nance 

Managing Director of Que Advisors.

Peter Nance has extensive experience examining major trends in the energy sector and working with clients to develop new business offerings using strategic planning and market analysis to effectively leverage their real competitive advantages. He has directed more than 200 consulting projects in strategic planning, commodity trading and marketing, risk management, financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, technology and market economics, industry restructuring, marketing and trading, competitive positioning, and litigation support.

Previously, Mr. Nance served as a director of research and publishing analyst focused on multicommodity strategy, and he is experienced in business and project development; market design; market supply and demand assessment; business and integrated resource planning; and financial and economic evaluation in the natural gas, power, and refined products sectors with familiarity of the metals and agricultural sectors. He has extensive experience with conventional and renewable technologies, refined petroleum, products, and biofuels.