Conductor

Jamie Conway

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 2 reviews
Watch
Like Jamie?
Watch & Listen
Watch
Listen

About Jamie

Conductor
Cambridge
Verified profile
Conductor, Répétiteur, Accompanist, Singer | Raikes Consort, East London Symphony Orchestra, Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

Jamie Conway ARCO is a young conductor, répétiteur and accompanist, singer and percussionist based in Cambridge. Originally a boy chorister in the Choir of Gloucester Cathedral under Andrew Nethsingha and Adrian Partington, Jamie began studying the organ with Ashley Grote aged 11, and subsequently won Academic and Music Scholarships to Uppingham School. There he regularly conducted, rehearsed and accompanied the choirs, played percussion, piano and organ for the orchestras and set up new groups including the ongoing ‘9.5 Singers’ who supported the King’s Singers at the London A Cappella Festival 2015. Organ studies continued with Peter Clements, piano with Alexis Ffrench, singing with Catherine Griffiths and percussion with Sarah Stuart. His interest in conducting grew at school and started off with conducting the school choirs, including the Chamber Choir in a number of concerts on tour in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia at the age of 16. Jamie also sang with the National Youth Choir and National Youth Chamber Choir during this time, again touring China in 2016. Upon leaving school he moved to sing with the Choir of Truro Cathedral in Cornwall, whilst there working as pianist and conductor for a number of groups including Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir and Truro Symphony Orchestra. Whilst on his gap year, Jamie co-founded the East London Symphony Orchestra, a group of conservatoire, university and exceptional school students giving concerts in London approximately twice each year. With the orchestra Jamie has conducted Brahms Second Symphony, Sibelius Violin Concerto with Charles Westhoff, Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis', and more. In January 2017, Jamie also was awarded the Associateship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) aged 18. In Cambridge, Jamie regularly conducts the St John's College Orchestra (SJCMS), and has given performances of Brahms Double Concerto with Stephanie Childress and Laura van der Heijden, Prokofiev 'Classical Symphony' and Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 with Laura van der Heijden. He also regularly works as a répétiteur and musical director for Cambridge University Opera Society (CUOS), and made his debut as conductor with the 2018 Michaelmas Show 'Il signor Bruschino' by Rossini, which was reviewed by The Tab as an "expertly tailored performance", and awarded 5 stars. In April 2018 Jamie founded the Raikes Consort, a group of singers and instrumentalists who perform as a choir, orchestra, and together in joint projects. The debut concert was Handel's formidable 'Dixit Dominus' in Robinson College Chapel, and they have since performed two Brandenburg Concerti in West Road Concert Hall, and the choir has performed on tour in Florence, Italy. As an orchestral keyboard player and percussionist, Jamie has played with the Britten Sinfonia Academy, National Schools Symphony Orchestra, where he was also a conducting student with Richard Dickins, Watford Youth Sinfonia, Cambridge University Orchestra, Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge Mahler Orchestra, Malcolm Street Orchestra, The Empyrean Ensemble and more. An active composer, Jamie’s compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by Uppingham School Chamber Choir, the Raikes Consort, The 9.5 Singers and ‘What the Funk?!’, in venues as prestigious as St Matthew’s Church, Northampton and West Road Concert Hall. He has performed in many of the UK's most significant venues, including the Royal Albert Hall; Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall; Birmingham Symphony Hall and Town Hall; Snape Maltings Hall; Milton Court; King’s Place; St David’s Hall, Cardiff; as well as many international venues abroad including the Esplanade, Singapore; Hong Kong City Hall; Berlin Konzerthaus; and Müpa Budapest (Palace of Arts).

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Early music, Opera, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Film / TV music
See all genres
Instruments:
Conductor, Singer (baritone), Organ, Piano, Singer (bass), Composer, Arranger, Percussion, Keyboard, Timpani
See all instruments
Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party
See all event types
Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Audio engineer, Producer, Sound technician, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Musicologist
See all skills
Customer questions

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

We will always try to accommodate your needs and we understand that sometimes timings will need to change slightly. However, if you are concerned that timings may need to change please let us know asap so that we are aware of any possible changes.

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

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually expect to be able to rehearse in the performance venue for a period of at least 90 minutes before a performance, but this may be more or less depending on the type of set required.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I am happy to discuss with you any requests you may have and will look to make this work. Any costs that might be incurred from purchasing music etc. must, of course, be met by you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I typically have everything needed for a performance.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am happy to discuss with you any requests you may have and will look to make this work. Any costs that might be incurred from purchasing music etc. must, of course, be met by you.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have given concert performances in many venues around Cambridge including Emmanuel and Robinson College Chapels, and West Road Concert Hall. We are happy to perform in a wide variety of situations, large or small.

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£150
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£400

Reviews

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
1 verified review

From customers:

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Verified
Francis B, 9 months ago

The orchestra, under the baton of Jamie Conway, [delivered] an expertly tailored performance which managed to accommodate the soloists whilst being far too interesting and delicately executed itself to be ignored. (Review in The Tab of the CUOS Michaelmas Show: Il signor Bruschino)

The T, 1 year ago

The orchestra, under the baton of Jamie Conway, [delivered] an expertly tailored performance which managed to accommodate the soloists whilst being far too interesting and delicately executed itself to be ignored. (CUOS Michaelmas Show: Il signor Bruschino)