Stuart Jackson & Jocelyn Freeman
Second Prize Winner 2011
Stuart Jackson graduated from university in 2008 and is currently studying on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music.
Stuart is the winner of the 2010 Oxford Lieder scholarship, the 2010 Flora Nielsen song prize, the 2010 Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, and the 2010 Chelsea Schubert Song prize.
His teacher is the renowned tenor Ryland Davies, and he is coached by Jonathan Papp.
Stuart has taken part in masterclasses with Gerald Finley, Sarah Walker, Florian Boesch, Colin Lee, and Thomas Allen and has performed recitals in a number of venues including Wigmore Hall and Oxford's Holywell Room.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see pictures of Stuart during rehearsals for the Song Competition and to watch the video of his recital in The Final.
Jocelyn Freeman is rapidly emerging as one of Wales’s foremost young instrumentalists.
She is increasingly in demand as an accompanist and duo partner, having performed with Bryn Terfel, Michael Chance and Alfie Boe.
Recent appearances have taken her to Wigmore Hall, St John’s, Smith Square, The Sage, Gateshead, to France, Denmark and Cyprus. She has performed concertos by Mozart, Liszt and Gershwin, and future plans include recitals in the Chelsea Schubert Festival, the Eaton Recital Series, and recording her debut CD.
She is a Samling Scholar and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, receiving first or second prize in all the accompaniment competitions.