Joe Conway

JoeConwayJoe Conway has had a busy career as a composer, conductor, and musical journalist, but accompanying singers and instrumentalists is one of the things he enjoys most.

He began his musical studies at Trinity College London with the concert pianist John Bingham, followed by stints at London and Huddersfield Universities with teachers including Dame Janet Ritterman.

During the 1990s Joe had many opportunities to conduct the works of 20th English composers, directing the Percy Grainger Chamber Orchestra at St John’s Smith Square and Cecil Sharp House in London, and throughout Lincolnshire. In 1998 he appeared in Sir Ken Russell’s television film In Search of the English Folksong. Other television work includes Highway with Sir Harry Secombe. And on a less exalted level The Big Breakfast!

At around the same time there were professional performances of Joe’s Cello Concerto with Peter Dixon, of A Sad Tuned Tale played by the Northern Sinfonia under Nicholas Ward, and of Three Folk Tales by the East of England Orchestra conducted by Russell Keable.

As a music critic Joe Conway has written hundreds of concert reviews and articles for the Yorkshire Post, The Strad, Classical Music magazine, Lincolnshire Life, and the Cambridge Tab. He also broadcast regularly for BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

Currently Joe is available locally for concerts, talks, after-dinner speeches, and also as a cocktail lounge pianist! He’s always interested in working with other musicians and can be contacted at