Frederick Brandes is a German-Welsh singer, performer and vocal coach. After taking first piano lessons at age 6, he took on the trombone at age 9 and continued playing both instruments throughout his time in secondary school.
In addition to playing instruments, Frederick has also joined many choirs, including the State Youth Choir Hesse and the chamber choir of the Goethe University Frankfurt as well as playing the trombone in various ensembles and big bands.
Frederick studied classical singing under Elizabeth Richards and Richard Staab at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt, joining the opera school and appearing in stage productions at the local State Theatre. He soon changed his focus to musical theatre, joining productions throughout Germany. After his studies he continued his training through part-time courses, workshops and masterclasses throughout Germany and the UK.
Frederick has also taken on many other roles in productions, staging shows as producer, assistant producer, musical director and vocal coach as well as working as part of the production teams of various other productions.