Jocelyn Freeman

pianist & conductor

Freeman brings a full range of colours to her touch, as well as a sensitive response to harmony and terrific control of texture.


The award-winning Welsh collaborative pianist and conductor Jocelyn Freeman is lauded for her artistry, innovation, and powers of communication. Recently endorsed with a prestigious Associateship from the Royal Academy of Music, she is an advocate for diversity in a range of artistic endeavours and a skilled communicator on the concert platform, and in broadcasting, industry and lifestyle publications and events. Founder-Director of SongEasel, she has curated extensive concert and recording projects to wide critical acclaim and values her role as a mentor with early-career musicians.

Jocelyn’s engagements have taken her to four continents including broadcasts in the UK and Germany; performances in the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Three Choirs Festival, the Global Concert Hall (IDAGIO) and many return visits to festivals and series in the UK. Collaborative highlights include recitals with Jamal Aliyev, Fleur Barron, Florian Boesch, Francesca Chiejina, James Gilchrist, Stuart Jackson, Stephan Loges, Mark Padmore, Gemma Summerfield, Bryn Terfel, Ailish Tynan and Julien Van Mellaerts; and as a conductor with Ashtead Choral Society, the British Sinfonietta and Lewisham Choral Society.

A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Jocelyn’s repertoire champions standard song and concerto repertoire alongside lesser-known and contemporary composers. Her discography comprises releases with Kissan Records, Ty Cerdd and Orchid Classics. Awards include the International Marlow Concerto Competition, the Internationalen Wettbewerb für Liedkunst and Britten Pears Arts. Jocelyn is grateful for the support of the Carne Trust, Victor Wood, the Oleg Prokofiev Trust and Arts Council England.

Projects & Recordings

… ever-sensitive… exemplary, whether taking the lead or in discreet support.


SongEasel was established by Jocelyn in 2018 to bring Song to South East London. Now a registered charity with its own separate website, each series holds diversity and inclusivity at the heart of its mission, in harmony with showcasing exceptional musical quality at an international standard.



2023/24 Residency

I join the team at St Martin-in-the-Fields as Associate Choral Leader for London. Stay tuned for more details and information to come in the foreseeable!


Dates tbc 2023/24

St Stephen Walbrook and

St Mary Alderbury


Night Songs at
St Martin's

I appear in concert with St Martin's Voices, performing two incredible and evocative nocturnes: Clara Schumann's Notturno and Frédéric Chopin's Nocturne-oubliée.

7pm, 3rd October 2023

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

London WC2N 4JJ

Lieder recording sessions

The wonderful soprano Francesca Chiejina and I record the premiere version of Rodrigo Ruiz's Goethe Lieder, for Signum Records.

Mid-October 2023

Snape Maltings


Sketches of Homeland recital

Francesca Chiejina and I join forces again for an eclectic recital at Oxford International Song Festival of Barber, Poulenc, Sauget, Shirley Thompson, Florence Price, Lazarus Ekwueme and Ayo Bankole evoking memories and traditions.

1pm, 19th October 2023

Holywell Room


Lieder recording sessions

In collaboration with Artsong Augmented, I look forward to partnering Stephan Loges and Lorena Paz Nieto for some new recordings of Lieder by Ethel Smyth and Elsie Schmezer.

November 2023

London, UK

For release early in 2024

Choir Christmas Concert

After a term of directing the Addleshaw Goddard Choir, a concert of Ord, Thomas, Nixon, Rutter, Beamish and Wheeler showcases the joint choirs across three performances in Manchester, Leeds and London.

December 2023

Full details to follow


...with heavy, sooty piano chords, deftly shaded by Freeman, fading to a hushed end.


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