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

Candlelit Mozart
@ St Martin's

The year starts with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Mozart's Jeunehomme Concerto at St Martin-in-the-Fields, with the wonderful St Martin's Chamber Ensemble

7pm, 13th January 2024

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

London WC2N 4JJ

Schubert's Winterreise

A full performance of Schubert's iconic cycle, Winterreise with baritone Aleksi Koponen at St Mary's Church Battersea

3pm, 11th February 2024

 St Mary’s Church

Church Road

London SW11 3NA

Valentine's Day recital @ St Martin's

A recital of themed piano music in collaboration with St Martin's Voices for Valentine's Day 2024

7pm, 17th February 2024

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square

London WC2N 4JJ

Short recital and adjudication

I'm honoured to be adjudicating at the Kingshott Piano Festival 2024 and giving a short piano recital for participants.

14th March 2024

Kingshott School , UK



Coming soon: several exciting song recitals for SongEasel

Summer 2024

Full details to follow

South East London, UK

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


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