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, Conway is accompanist for the Choral Ensembles. He is music director, rehearsal and performance pianist for UConn Opera Theater. In the vocal area, he assists with performance, literature and diction classes and works with numerous individual singers for lessons, coachings, 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, 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 Duruflé Requiem at Carnegie Hall. He has served as accompanist for the Greater Middletown Chorale since 1998.
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 William Donohue of Cromwell, Connecticut. He has performed extensively in recital, as well as soloist with orchestra. Active in the liturgical field also, Conway has served numerous churches from an early age. He is music director and organist of Christ Lutheran Church in Middletown as well as organist and choir director at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, a position he has held since 1977. He is also organist for GodSong, a sacred chamber choir based in Manchester, where he resides.