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Alex Conway

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About Alex

Conductor
London
Orchestral conductor (Artistic Director of the London Incidental Orchestra.) Concert organist & Jazz pianist

I'm a confident, friendly and approachable conductor that's comfortable in any situation with any size ensemble. I like to engage the audience as much as possible during a concert, whether I'm conducting or in front of the keyboard. - Principle Conductor, London Incidental Orchestra – CURRENT - Associate Conductor, York Wind Soloists – CURRENT - Musical Director, Yorkshire Philharmonic Orchestra - 2015 - MA (Merit) Orchestra Conducting, University of York -2014 - Principle Conductor, University of York Sinfonietta - 2014 - Guest Conductor, Chimera Ensemble of New Music - 2014 - Notably Musical Director & Conductor for Don Giovanni at the Grand Opera House - 2015 (****) - Notably Musical Director & Conductor for Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, 2015 (*****) - During these (and other) productions I was involved in the fundraising, PR and marketing, to ensure these events were a success. I was also able to hone audition etiquette and pitching skills. - Accepted onto a variety of workshops, including Jorma Panula and the London Mozart Players and regularly attend rehearsals of the BBC Philharmonic, Southbank Sinfonia & English Chamber Orchestra. "The true star was Alexander Conway, who kept his singers, including an all-female chorus in check and a firm hand on his efficient orchestra." York Press [Don Giovanni - Grand Opera House York] "The numbers involving the chorus really brought the roaring twenties to life complimented by the skillfully conducted orchestra, led by musical director, Alexander Conway." York Vision [Thoroughly Modern Millie]

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Christmas
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Instruments:
Conductor, Piano, Organ
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Orchestrator, Ableton Live, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Recently performed:
Beethoven Symphonies: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.
Haydn Symphonies (Variety)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Beethoven: Creature of Prometheus
Ben Clark: Transience (World Premiere)
Dvorak: Legends Op.13
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Fausto Romitelli: Green Yellow & Blue
Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies
Grieg: Peer Gynt
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture
Mahler: Symphony No 4.
Mozart: Don Giovanni (Full Opera)
Mozart: Magic Flute (Full Opera)
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro (Full Opera)
Mozart: Serenade in Bb ‘Gran Partita’
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 K.183
Mozart: Symphonies (variety)
Nielson: Inextinguishable symphony.
Rachmaninov: 6 Morceaux for String Orchestra
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Schubert: Symphony No. 4 ‘Tragic’ D.143
Sheremetiev: Now Ye Heavenly Powers
Tesoro: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Just let me know and we'll sort something out :)

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£200

Reviews

From customers:

York P, 4 years ago

The true star was Alexander Conway, who kept his singers, including an all-female chorus in check and a firm hand on his efficient orchestra." (Don Giovanni - Grand Opera House, York)

York V, 7 years ago

The numbers involving the chorus really brought the roaring twenties to life complimented by the skillfully conducted orchestra, led by musical director, Alexander Conway." (Thoroughly Modern Millie)