Frederick began studying the organ with Kenneth Beard whilst a boy chorister at Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire. He then studied with Derrick Cantrill as a student at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, passing his ARCO, with five prizes, whilst still at school.
He gained an organ scholarship to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he studied with Peter Hurford, passing his FRCO with three prizes. In both his Royal College of Organists diplomas Frederick gained the highest overall mark of any candidate in that particular exam session.
Frederick has given many recitals in venues that include leading city churches in London, cathedrals and King’s College, Cambridge. He has also played for live broadcasts on BBC radio and television. He often plays his own music in his recitals.
Prior to his appointment at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, Frederick was Director of Music at St Mary’s, Woodford in north-east London, which has a renowned Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ.