B.M., The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford
Allan Conway is in constant demand as a pianist 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 the rehearsal and performance pianist for UCONN Opera Theater. In the vocal area, he assists with Performance and Diction classes, and works with numerous singers for lessons, Master Classes, recitals, competitions and auditions. He accompanies the many auditions for prospective voice students, and works frequently with student and faculty instrumentalists in recital, recording, and for juries. On occasion he has played with the University Orchestra.
In 1999, Mr Conway toured throughout Italy with Cappella Cantorum. He has been accompanist at numerous High School choral festivals and performed with many singers in venues throughout the region and across the country, including a 1997 performance of the Durufle Requiem at Carnegie Hall. He has served as accompanist for the Greater Middletown Chorale since 1998. Other choral ensembles Mr Conway has performed with include GodSong 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. He has performed extensively in recital, as well as soloist with orchestra.
Since 2010, Mr Conway has been a pianist and coach for the Franco-American Vocal Academy (FAVA) in Perigueux, France.
Active in the liturgical field also, Mr Conway has served numerous churches from an early age. Most recently he was Minister of Music at Faith Lutheran Church in Middletown, CT for the past eleven years. Presently, he is Minister of Music at the United Church of Christ in Tolland, CT. Mr Conway is also Organist and Choir Director at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, CT, a position he has held since 1977.