a sinfonietta for the 21st century
co-artistic director, viola
A violist possessing “ravishing strength” (ConcertoNet), Jocelin Pan is versed in an eclectic array of repertoire. She engages the community as both a performer and teaching artist. As the co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Échappé, Jocelin has assembled a team of new music visionaries, committed to reshaping the contemporary concert experience. Programming works from emerging to established composers of the 20th and 21st century, EÉ cultivates virtuosity in an eclectic spectrum of repertoire.
An acclaimed soloist, Jocelin gave the U.S. premiere of Andrew Ford's Viola Concerto The Unquiet Grave with the New Juilliard Ensemble and "played the solo part with great sensitivity to texture" (The New York Times). She also led the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra in an un-conducted performance of Joan Tower’s viola concerto Purple Rhapsody. 2016-17 highlights include the premiere of Rome Prize winner Nina C. Young’s viola concerto EarPlay.
Jocelin looks forward to joining the MAP Viola Faculty in the fall of 2016. As a founding member of the teaching ensemble Milestone Trio, Jocelin brings interactive concerts and classroom workshops to schools in Manhattan. The ensemble's curriculum emphasizes active listening and creative imagination through the exploration of diverse repertoire. From Beethoven Serenades to "Let It Go," the Milestone Trio aims to engage young audiences through storytelling and musical interpretation. Previous faculty positions include The Nightingale-Bamford School and Harmony Program.
A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, Jocelin was awarded the William Schuman Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. BM 2012. MM 2014.