Accompanist


Allan Conway, Pianist/Organist

Allan Conway is in constant demand as a pianist, organist and accompanist, with extensive experience in the choral, vocal, operatic and instrumental literature. His commanding technical facility at the keyboard, ease and familiarity with a wide array of repertoire, sensitive interpretations, and keen sense of musical collaboration inform his many and varied performances.

At the University of Connecticut at Storrs, Mr Conway is accompanist for the Concert Choir. He is a pianist and coach for UCONN Opera Theater. In the vocal area, he plays for Performance classes, lessons, Master Classes, recitals, competitions and auditions.

In 1999, Mr Conway toured Italy with Cappella Cantorum. He has been the accompanist for High School choral festivals and many other choral performances, including the Durufle Requiem at Carnegie Hall in 1997. Some of the ensembles he has performed with include the Greater Middletown Chorale, Arts Alive!, GodSong, Hartford Chorale and CONCORA.

Mr Conway received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Hartt School of Music, where he studied with Raymond Hanson. He was recipient of the prestigious Harold Bauer Memorial Scholarship. More recently, he has studied with Richard Wm Donohue of Cromwell, CT.

Active in the liturgical field also, Mr Conway has served numerous churches from an early age. Presently, he is Minister of Music at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, CT. Mr Conway is also Organist and Choir Director at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, CT, a position he has held since 1977.