Alex Conway joined the WSO playing second flute and piccolo in September 2018. Previously she played third flute and piccolo with the Bangor (Maine) Symphony Orchestra. While studying in Boston, she has also had the pleasure of playing as a substitute with the Boston Pops and Pops Esplanade Orchestras and Boston Lyric Opera, as well as the Atlantic Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, East Coast Scoring, Tanglewood Music Center, Orlando Symphony, and Chicago Civic Orchestra among others.
She was selected as a finalist in the 33rd and 34th annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, winning the Bill Grass Memorial Prize in 2014. Alex was also awarded Honorable Mention in the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition.
Alex has participated in many music festivals, including Aspen, Kent/Blossom, Bowdoin, Domaine Forget, and the International Festival in Nice, France. As Co-Founder and Executive Director of New England Chamber Players, she dedicated herself to bringing classical chamber music into New England communities and fostering an appreciation for classical chamber music for over ten years. She has been honoured to study with such esteemed performers and pedagogues as Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Martha Aarons, Elizabeth Ostling, Cindy Meyers, and Linda Toote.
As a dedicated teacher, she works with students from the beginning level through college and beyond and is currently building a studio in Winnipeg. Alex is privileged to lead a local flute ensemble entitled Sweet Silver Winds. Dr. Conway completed her masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at Boston University, where she held the graduate assistantship for woodwind chamber music. Her undergraduate study was at Oberlin Conservatory. Her dissertation on the flute music of Mieczysław Weinberg is available on ProQuest, OpenBU and Academia.edu. For more information, please visit www.alexconway.net.