I an Frederick is a Colombian born composer currently based in Bogotá. His works have been performed by ensembles and musicians such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia (twice), Manolov String Quartet (National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia members), Corpas Symphony Orchestra (Colombia), Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (Tampa, FL), violinist Stephen Miahky, and the Ohio University New Music & Wind ensembles, among others.
He wrote the music to the film Krissy Belle (Chaos Films) by Miami based filmmaker Alyn Darnay, premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. After nationwide annual call for scores, his two orchestral pieces were performed live by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia under Swiss conductor Baldur Brönnimann. The Manolov String Quartet (Colombian Nat. Symphony members) has performed his music at the Bogotá International Music Festival and at the Cartagena International Music Festival. Among the prizes he has received, have been the 2013 Composers Initiative by the Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (Tampa, FL) and 1st prize at the Festival Internacional UniMúsica competition (Colombia).
He holds a B. Mus. from Corpas University (Bogotá, Colombia), and an M. Mus. from Ohio University. His primary mentors have been composers Mark Phillips, Andre Gribou, and Jorge Pinzón. He studied horn with Francisco Rodríguez (assistant principal horn of the Bogotá Philharmonic). He also engaged in summer study at Northwestern University, and studied composition with Robert Reinhart and Stephen Syverud (2005). He has attended master classes with Avner Dorman, Yotam Haber, David Lang, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Seifen, and Tristan Murail among others. He has taught at Ohio University and is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Área Andina University (Bogotá, Colombia).