Jocelyn Freeman 

 Pianist | Conductor 


 Pianist | Conductor 


Jocelyn Freeman is a Welsh pianist, conductor and adjudicator based in London. She began her performing career as chorister in St David’s Cathedral Choir, released her debut solo piano album Night and Novelties in 2013 with Kissan Records, and now performs internationally as collaborative and solo pianist, and conductor.

Her pianism has been described as “”outstanding””, “”brilliant””, “”sparkling”” and “”One to Watch””, including accolades from International Piano Magazine. Engagements have led her to perform on four continents, including television and radio broadcasts in both the UK and Germany on BBC, Sky, S4C, ARD and RTL television. She has performed concerti with the Cardiff Sinfonietta, at the Oxford Proms, Aberystwyth Great Hall, and St David’s Cathedral. Collaborative highlights include performing and recording with Elin Manahan Thomas in a celebration of a centenary composer, Dilys Elwyn Edwards, and song projects with Stuart Jackson and Julien Van Mellaerts. For the last two years, she has adjudicated the London International Internet Music Competition.

Jocelyn studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski and Michael Dussek, graduating with all the accompaniment prizes. She was awarded the Phoebe Benham Fellowship from the Royal College of Music in 2012 and completed her studies at the Samling Academy and with Roger Vignoles and Alexander Fleisher at the Britten Pears Foundation. She was then awarded the Viola Tunnard Young Artist Award at Aldeburgh, recording a Lieder disk and studying with Marcelo Amaral in Nuremberg. Prizes include Gold at the International Marlow Concerto Competition and 2nd Prize at the Internationalen Wettbewerb für Liedkunst in Stuttgart with Stuart Jackson, and she is grateful for the ongoing support of the Carne Trust and McInroy & Wood.


“One to Watch”

International Piano Magazine

As a conductor she has received guidance from Simon Halsey, Neil Ferris and Nicolas Fink. Recent conducting highlights include directing the Broomwood Ensemble in Prokofiev’s Cinderella, guest appearance with Amersham Choral Society for Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and work with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Choir in concert in Lübeck.

She is Director of Music at the Church of St Laurence, Catford.


“This is true virtuosity… deep, sensitive & soul-searching…”

Tivyside Advertiser


Night & Novelties: A Piano Recital



2nd June 2019 @ 12noon

SongEasel+ presents… “From Russia with Love”

at St Laurence Church, Catford

with Iestyn Morris and The Choir of St Laurence

The Stratosphere

Programme tbc

Free entry, retiring collection

8th June 2019 @ 7.30pm

Tingewick Hall, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

with Catherine Underwood and the Radcliffe Orchestra

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16

27th June 2019 @ 7.30pm

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

with Andrew Earis and the Brandenburg Sinfonia

W. A. Mozart

Piano Concerto in D minor no 20

L. V. Beethoven

Piano Sonata in C# minor no 14 ‘Moonlight’

7th July 2019 @ 12noon

SongEasel+ presents… “From Russia with Love”

at St Laurence Church, Catford

with Julien Van Mellaerts and The Choir of St Laurence

Summer Nights

Programme tbc

Free entry, retiring collection



Providing a platform for world-class song in South East London

SongEasel was founded by pianist Jocelyn Freeman with a strong vision to provide a platform for world-class song in South East London. It is built on a burning passion to share wonderful music; to be emotionally moved by art; and to experience the best that life can offer!


We are delighted to announce that SongEasel is facilitating a series of four recitals at Blackheath Halls called From Russia with Love. Curated by SongEasel Founder and Director, pianist Jocelyn Freeman, this series features Russian repertoire in programmes that explore the cultural and political links between the former Soviet Union and Europe. Tickets for From Russia with Love are now available from the Blackheath Halls website, with a multi-buy discount across the series. Please see the schedule section of this site for more details. 


SongEaselplus presents… From Russia with Love

These themed song recitals take place at St Laurence Church, Catford, on the first Sundays of April – July 2019 at 12noon and are open to all. We explore standard song repertoire alongside performers of all ages from the Choir of St Laurence.

The recitals are introduced in an accessible, friendly and informal manner and feature leading young professional performers singing in English, French, German, Italian and Russian. Free entry, with retiring collection.


With deepest gratitude to our 2019 sponsors, the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust and the Oleg Prokofiev Trust.

Click here for the 2019 SongEasel Brochure


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