Frederick received a first-class degree in music from the University of Bristol, a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music, and furthered his training at the National Opera Studio. Noted for the musicality of his performances, he is establishing himself as one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile young bass-baritones.
Most recently he has performed Zebul Jephtha and Schaunard La bohème for Iford Arts, Papageno for Mid-Wales Opera, and covered Ivan Ivanovitsch, the Cab Driver and the Countess' Lackey in The Nose Shostakovich at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In Autumn 2017 he will make his debut for English Touring Opera as Ismenor Dardanus, and Curio (cover Achilla) Giulio Cesare.
For Glyndebourne he has performed the Lackey Ariadne auf Naxos, and covered the title role in Saul, Lieutenant Ratcliffe Billy Budd, and Sleep/Winter/Hymen The Fairy Queen. For English National Opera he performed 2nd Priest/2nd Armed Man and covered the Speaker in The Magic Flute, having previously covered the title role in The Marriage of Figaro and Ariodates Xerxes. His debut for Opera Holland Park came as Nilakantha in Delibes' Lakmé, followed last year by Schaunard La bohème.
Equally at home in contemporary repertoire, he performed Medeiros The Yellow Sofa for Glyndebourne on Tour, Leporello Giovanni for Silent Opera (a digital reimagining of the original), Dark in a showcase of Richard Lewis' Opera Galactica for Scottish Opera, and covered Janitor in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds for ENO. With Royal Academy Opera he created the role of Willi Graf in the world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen!.
Frederick's substantial concert repertory sees him in frequent performance across the country and abroad, with recent highlights including a semi-staged St Matthew Passion with the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, the Verdi Requiem with the Royal Orchestral Society, and Messiah with the English Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
He is a Samling artist, a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and a grateful recipient of the Donald A Anderson award from Glyndebourne on Tour and a Sybil Tutton award (administered by Help Musicians UK).