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Joe Conway

Joe Conway has had a busy career as a composer, conductor, and musical journalist. He began his musical studies at Trinity College London with the pianist John Bingham, followed by stints at London and Huddersfield Universities. During the 1990s Joe had many opportunities to conduct the works of twentieth-century 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. At around the same time there were professional performances of his 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.


The Faculty’s series of Composers’ Workshops is open to students in all years of the undergraduate music course as well as masters and doctoral students, indeed anyone with an interest in the creation of new music. Because space is limited, please email John Hopkins ( if you are not a Faculty member and wish to attend.

Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
2.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music