Allan Conway, Accompanist
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.
After nearly 30 years of service, Mr. Conway recently retired from his position as Principal Pianist for the Music Department at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Presently he is a collaborative pianist at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.
Mr. Conway has assisted numerous singers and instrumentalists for coachings, recordings and performances.
Mr. Conway has been the accompanist for Middle and 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, New England Chamber Choir, Arts Alive!, GodSong, Hartford Chorale and CONCORA. He was also a pianist and coach for the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Perigueux, France.
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. In the summer of 2016 Mr. Conway performed the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven over a period of seven weeks and has continued to present concerts dedicated to the music of Beethoven every summer since.
Also active in the liturgical field, Mr. Conway has served numerous churches from an early age. Presently, he is Minister of Music at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, CT. He was Organist and Choir Director at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, CT for more than 40 years.