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've joined the team at St Martin-in-the-Fields as Associate Choral Leader for London. Regular fixtures include Thursday lunchtimes with the Choral Scholars at St Stephen Walbrook and Thursday mornings at St Mary Aldermary establishing a new choir - all welcome!


Termtime Thursdays 2023/24

St Stephen Walbrook &

St Mary Alderbury, London

Fauré Listening Club

I'll be playing and conducting in a special Fauré Listening Club curated by Dr Emily Kilpatrick. Soloists Helen Lacey, Johannes Gerges and Oliver Cavadino will join me and the Choir of St Laurence for a selection of this anniversary composer's best-loved works.

12noon, 21 April 2024

St Laurence Church 


London SE6 2TS

House Concert

Award-winning soprano Ella Taylor and I will preview our Don Juan recital in a house concert in Barnes. We will perform works by Hazrati, MacMillan, Schmezer and Wolf, alongside a SongEasel young artist duo. Please get in touch below if you would like to attend.

6.30pm, 21 April 2024

Tagg’s Yard



Fauré Celebrations: Requiem

I conduct this masterpiece for SongEasel's anniversary celebrations, with soloists Elin Manahan Thomas and Malachy Frame. Singers from St Martin-in-the-Fields and st Laurence Catford join the Corbett Consort.

7pm, 11 May 2024

St Mark’s Church


London SE11 4PP

Fauré Celebrations: complete mélodies

I will feature in a special anniversary of Fauré's complete mélodies on the composers birthday, partnering Gwilym Bowen and Lucy Gibbs for some of the most stunning cycles and songs in the repertoire.


12noon, 12 May 2024 

St Laurence Church 


London SE6 2TS


Mozart's Jeunehomme

I return to St Martin-in-the-Fields to play my all-time favourite Mozart concert - no. 9 in E flat major 'Jeunehomme' - alongside the St Martin's Chamber ensemble. Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata will also feature

7pm, 27 May 2024

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

London WC2N 4JJ

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


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