Lunchtime Concert: Anna Sideris and Jocelyn Freeman


Our series of monthly lunchtime concerts continue, presented by Live Music Now.

“The rich layers of Anna Sideris’ appealing lyric soprano, conveyed sensual sauciness and flashed with feistiness..." (Claire Seymour, Opera Magazine).  Anna Sideris is a lyric coloratura soprano working throughout Europe on the opera stage and recital platform, recognized for her dramatically engaging performances and richness of tone.
In the last year Anna has given recitals in Munich, Bonn, Pisa and Oxford. She performed two Fauré songs for BBC Radio 3 Music Matters and performed in a number of recitals for the Rimbaud & Verlaine foundation at Kings Place London. Other concerts include 2nd soprano Mozart Mass in C minor performed in Bath Bach Choir, Boulez Improvisations sur Mallarmé with the Manon Ensemble for Aldeburgh festival, Strauss Vier letzte lieder with the Oxford Millennium Orchestra.
Recent operatic performances include: Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Dartington Opera and Merry Opera Company; Juliette (cover) Roméo et Juliette for Grange Park Opera; Donna Elvira Don Giovanni for Opera Loki; Mrs Coyle (cover) Owen Wingrave British Youth Opera; Polissena Radamisto, May Tale of Januarie, Parasha Mavra and Brighitta Iolanta for Guildhall Opera. Anna was an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera 2015-2017.  

Jocelyn Freeman is a Welsh pianist and conductor. She began her career as a cathedral chorister, releasing her solo piano album Night and Novelties in 2013 and now performs internationally as soloist, lieder pianist, chamber musician and conductor.  Jocelyn’s pianism has been described as "outstanding", "brilliant", "sparkling" and "One to Watch", including accolades from International Piano Magazine. She has performed on four continents, including broadcasts in the UK and Germany, and has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninov and Gershwin. Collaborative highlights include duos with Elin Manahan Thomas, Stuart Jackson and Julien Van Mellaerts. In 2013, she released her debut piano album Night and Novelties

Jocelyn studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with numerous prizes, and a Fellowship from the Royal College of Music. She is a Samling Artist and won the Viola Tunnard Award at Snape Maltings, Gold at the International Marlow Concerto Competition and 2nd Prize at the Internationalen Wettbewerb für Liedkunst in Stuttgart. Highlights include appearances at Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Sage Gateshead, Oxford Sheldonian, and return visits to many festivals. Jocelyn is grateful for the support of the Carne Trust and Victor Wood.

“[Jocelyn Freeman] performed with style, panache, subtlety, and charisma… this is true virtuosity… deep, sensitive and soul searching…” Tivyside Advertiser.