About us

Listenpony is a London-based concert series and record label run by three composers. We programme classical music, both new and old, alongside a variety of other genres including folk, jazz and pop. Our concerts take place in beautiful and unusual venues, and each event, in collaboration with different artists, presents a diverse collection of music broken up into 20 minute sets. Each of our collaborators bring their own particular repertoire as well the new music we commission for them. Our unique atmosphere allows the audience to experience a close connection with the music, as well as with the musicians themselves.

Listenpony is a registered charity. If you'd like to help us in our work, please do visit our support page. General enquiries can be made to info@listenpony.com.


Freya Waley-Cohen

Freya Waley-Cohen’s music has been performed around the UK, and in Spain, Germany and the US by musicians including Orchestra of the Swan, CHROMA ensemble, Claremont Trio, Blossom Street Singers, Reverie Choir, Richard Watkins, Alexandra Wood, Huw Watkins, Mark Simpson, and Richard Edgar-Wilson. She was 2013 Composer in Residence at Northern Chords festival at the Sage Gateshead, a 2013 Apprentice Composer with Orchestra of the Swan, and is the Associate Composer of the Magnard Ensemble. Her love of working with music in combination with other arts, having produced collaborative works with film, animation, poetry, and contemporary choreography, has led to her work being shown in such places as the British Film Institute, Aldeburgh’s Peter Pears Recital Room, the Michaelis Dance Theatre, The National Portrait Gallery, and Kew Gardens during the 2014 Intoxication Season. Freya studied with Giles Swayne during her undergraduate at Cambridge, and with Simon Bainbridge for her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. At RAM, Freya was awarded the 2013 J.E. West Prize, and is the current Manson Fellow. 

Josephine Stephenson

Josephine grew up in France and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge, before completing a Masters in Composition at the Royal College of Music as a Richard Carne scholar, graduating with Distinction in 2014. Her composition teachers have included Kenneth Hesketh and Giles Swayne, and she has participated in masterclasses led by Samuel Adler, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Colin Matthews, Oliver Knussen, Georg Friedrich Haas and Ivan Fedele among others. Josephine’s work has been performed by musicians including Sinfonia d’Amici, The Hermes Experiment, Explorensemble, Outcry Ensemble, the Erebus Ensemble, the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Choir of Clare College Cambridge, the Van Kuijk quartet, the Albany Trio and violinists Joo Yeon Sir and Fiona Monbet. She is a 2015/16 Britten-Pears Young Artist. A keen collaborator, Josephine regularly writes music for theatre and film, as well as working as assistant for Dario Marianelli. She enjoys working as arranger and session musician for alternative pop bands. She is also a singer.

William Marsey

William Marsey's work has been performed at Wigmore Hall, Nonclassical, The Cockpit Theatre, Cafe Oto, and the Leeds Lieder Festival, by musicians including Zoe Martlew, Huw Watkins, Mark Simpson (BBC Young Musician of the Year), Blossom Street Choir, The Hermes Experiment, Eo Nomine (Aldeburgh open space residency 2015-18), and Kate Whitley (Borletti Buitoni Trust Special Award Winner).

He sings at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, writes websites, and is currently studying for a masters in composition at the Royal Academy of Music.

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