B.M., The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford
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 Principal Pianist for the Music Department. He is accompanist for the Concert Choir and rehearsal and performance pianist for UCONN Opera Theater. In the vocal area, he works with numerous singers for lessons, Master Classes, recitals, competitions and auditions. He accompanies auditions for prospective voice students, and collaborates frequently with student and faculty instrumentalists in recital, recording, and for juries.
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 Arts Alive!, GodSong, New England Chamber Choir, 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. He has performed extensively in recital, as well as soloist with orchestra. In the summer of 2016 Mr. Conway inaugurated Beethoven on the Green in Tolland, CT with performances of the 32 Piano Sonatas, and has continued to present the piano music of Beethoven, both solo and in collaboration with guest artists, each summer since.
From 2010-14, Mr. Conway was pianist and vocal 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. 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.
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