Eoin Conway is a versatile musician based in Dublin. He studied voice with Lynda Lee for his Master’s degree in performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 2007, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in music from NUI Maynooth, specialising in composition. Eoin was also a multiple prize winner at the Dublin Feis Ceoil, including the Dermot Troy award for oratorio (2015), and the Joseph O’Mara cup for opera (2014).
He made his professional opera debut as Peisander / Human Frailty in Opera Collective Ireland’s production of Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses (2018), and previously had sung the role of Fileno in Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, and Nerillo in Cavalli’s Ormindo in productions with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He performs regularly for oratorio, including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and other sacred works.
In 2017, he was invited by the Music for Galway festival to perform a solo recital with lutenist Toby Carr, with music including Dowland, Purcell, and the Irish premiere of Nico Muhly’s Old Bones. In 2016, he performed at Wigmore Hall with Dame Anne Murray and students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, with the premiere performance of Seán Doherty’s Bridal Song.
As a choral and ensemble singer, Eoin has won many awards including the Grand Prix at the 2013 Guido d’Arezzo polifonico with New Dublin Voices, the Choir of the World at the 2015 Llangollen Eistedfodd with Maynooth Chamber Choir, and the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers (IABS) gold medal on five occasions with his quartet 4 in a Bar. He has been a professional choral singer since 2010, beginning with the Palestrina Choir and Christ Church Cathedral Choir, and is a deputy singer with Chamber Choir Ireland and Det Norske Solistkor.
He is increasingly making a name for himself as an arranger for choirs. His pieces are published by Cailíno and Seolta music publishers, and have been performed by choirs such as New Dublin Voices, the UCD Choral Scholars, Det Norske Solistkor, and the choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. One of his arrangements was featured in the Barcelona World Festival of Choral Music (2018). His arrangements have been recorded by the UCD Choral Scholars, New Dublin Voices, and 4 in a Bar.