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.
At the University of Connecticut at Storrs, Mr. Conway is accompanist for the Concert Choir and principal pianist for UCONN Opera Theater. He accompanies vocal students for studio and performance classes, lessons, master classes, recitals, competitions and auditions. Mr. Conway has accompanied middle and high school choral festivals and many other choral performances, including the Duruflé Requiem at Carnegie Hall in 1997. Some of the ensembles he has performed with include the GM Chorale, New England Chamber Choir, Arts Alive!, GodSong, the Hartford Chorale, and CONCORA. He was 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 and was recipient of the prestigious Harold Bauer Memorial Scholarship. More recently, he has studied with Richard Wm Donohue of Cromwell. This summer Mr. Conway performed the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven over a period of seven weeks. Active in the liturgical field, Mr. Conway has served numerous churches. Presently, he is Minister of Music at the United Congregational Church of Tolland. Mr. Conway is Organist and Choir Director at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford a position he has held since 1977.