Jocelyn Freeman 

 Pianist | Conductor 

 Jocelyn
Freeman 

 Pianist | Conductor 

BIOGRAPHY

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.

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“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.

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

Tivyside Advertiser

Recordings

Night & Novelties: A Piano Recital


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27th January 2019 @ 7.30pm

“From Russia with Love”

at Blackheath Halls

with Elin Manahan Thomas

Facilitated by SongEasel

Roles of Women

Works by Dilys Elwyn Edwards, Stravinsky, Morfydd Owen, Prokofiev and Robert Schumann 

19th-22nd February 2019

The Choir of St Laurence, Catford 

Tour to Athens, Greece

Performances in Athens Conservatory and St Paul’s Anglican Church

 

More info coming soon…

24th February 2019 @ 3pm

“From Russia with Love”

at Blackheath Halls

with Stuart Jackson

Facilitated by SongEasel

The Fire of Love

Works by Liszt, Tosti, Britten, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov

1st March 2019 @ 7.30pm

Celebrating Dilys Elwyn Edwards

at Pontio

with Elin Manahan Thomas

 

Songs by Dilys Elwyn Edwards

 

31st March 2019 @ 3pm

“From Russia with Love”

at Blackheath Halls

with Anna Sideris

Facilitated by SongEasel

Secret Treaties

Works by Faure, Wolf, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev and Poulenc

7th April 2019 @ 12noon

SongEasel+ presents… “From Russia with Love”

at St Laurence Church, Catford

with Katharine Dain and The Choir of St Laurence

Flowers

To include works by Clara Schumann, Rhian Samuel and Rachmaninov

Free entry, retiring collection

15-17th April 2019 @ 8pm

St Laurence Church, Catford

Music for Devotion and Reflection

Repertoire tbc

Free entry, retiring collection

28th April 2019 @ 3pm

“From Russia with Love”

at Blackheath Halls

with Gareth Brynmor John

Facilitated by SongEasel

Between War and Peace

Programme to include works by Schumann, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev

5th May 2019 @ 12noon

SongEasel+ presents… “From Russia with Love”

at St Laurence Church, Catford

with Paul Carey Jones and The Choir of St Laurence

Yin and Yang

Programme tbc

Free entry, retiring collection

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

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

Media

SongEasel

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.

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