Jocelyn Freeman

Samling Artist Programme: 2011

Pianist Jocelyn Freeman has been described as “outstanding”, “brilliant” and “One to Watch” by International Piano Magazine. Originally from Pembrokeshire, Jocelyn’s engagements have led her to perform on four continents with many acclaimed musicians, releasing her debut solo album Night and Novelties in 2013 with Kissan Records. Her recording of Satie’s Gymnopedie no. 1 was subsequently featured on the documentary Slaves of the Ocean.

Jocelyn was awarded a Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music in 2012 and is much in demand as a duo partner. On graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 she was awarded the DipRAM and was a multiple prize-winner in the accompaniment competitions during her studies there. Jocelyn was generously supported by Help Musicians UK, Richard Carne Trust, EMI Music Sound Foundation, Seary Trust, and is a Samling Artist. Competition successes have also included the Gold Award at the Marlow International Concerto Competition and the Instrumental Blue Rhiband at the National Eisteddfod.

Recitals have taken her to numerous concert halls, music clubs and festivals around the UK, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, The Sage Gateshead, Aberystwyth MusicFest, Chelsea Schubert Festival and the Spitalfields Festival. She has also performed in the Caribbean, Singapore, Cyprus, France and Denmark, and as a former chorister has toured the USA and Australasia. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC, Sky, S4C, ARD and RTL television and she has performed concerti with the Cardiff Sinfonietta, in Aberystwyth Great Hall and St David’s Cathedral. Jocelyn is often engaged as an accompanist at conservatories, major competitions and summer schools, including Dartington International Summer School, BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.

Jocelyn’s collaborations have included a wide range of renowned performers such as baritones Bryn Terfel, Marcus Farnsworth, Jonathan McGovern and Jonny Herford, tenors Alfie Boe and Stuart Jackson, mezzo-sopranos Katherine Jenkins and Anna Huntley, cellists Vashti Hunter and Joe Zeitlin, violinist Sujin Park and clarinettist Anna Hashimoto. Future projects include working with soprano Anna Sideris for Live Music Now, performing for the Concordia Foundation on CW+’s Memory Lane project, directing the instrumental-song series Dual Alliance, and touring Europe, the Far East and Antipodeans.