© 2018 by Friederike Krum

BIOGRAPHY

"A Mezzo Soprano with a charismatic stage presence and beautiful voice"
(Plácido Domingo)

MEZZO SOPRANO & AMBASSADOR OF THE ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA 

 

Friederike Krum is an award-winning German Mezzo Soprano based in London, acclaimed for her vocal versatility.

She has performed alongside some of the world’s leading opera and crossover stars including Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Neil Shicoff, Agnes Baltsa & Russell Watson. Trained in Hamburg at the Hochschule for Musik and Theater with Professor Ingrid Kremling, Friederike later worked privately with Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.  She has received several prestigious awards and TV documentaries about her life and career have been aired.

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Friederike did record an incredible charity single with platinum-selling UK classical crossover star, Russell Watson. Friederike and Russell did perform their duet together at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018 as special guest stars in the Best of the West End show. She also starred with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Cristian Mandeal at the Cadogan Hall in 2018 where she sang the 'Vocalise' by Rachmaninoff & 'The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' by Górecki.

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​Her talent for opera, crossover and jazz has seen her perform for TV audiences of millions and some of the world’s biggest venues and leading orchestras. A favourite of Royals and dignitaries Friederike has become the ‘Voice of Reconciliation’ as a German soprano chosen to sing regularly for the British Forces as well as German Forces. In November she has been performing at the official WW1 Centenary Remembrance service in the Cathedral of Berlin. On request of the German Forces she performed at the NATO camp in Afghanistan in 2014. Her clients & audiences include many top brands and companies across Europe as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel, Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen, the late Baroness Thatcher, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and the Duchess of York. She was asked to sing the National Anthem in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal and HRH the Duke of Cambridge.

 

With Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe and the EuropaChorAkademie, Friederike toured Germany with a unique "Classic meets Jazz” programme and both joined Prinz Hohenzollern for a concert at the Prinzenregententheatre in Munich where they triumphed in front of a sold out house.

 

Despite a busy concert schedule and as mother to two wonderful children, Friederike always makes time to support charities close to her heart. As well as being Ambassador for the famous Chelsea pensioners at the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s, she has supported Street Child being personally appointed by the Duchess of York to chair the Women's board and be their  “The Voice” of Children in Crisis.  When the José Carreras  Leukaemia Foundation asked her to support them she was delighted to perform alongside her friend Plácido Domingo Jr. for the José Carreras foundation at their prestigious TV Gala.

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Friederike just signed a record deal and will be releasing a classical Gershwin album. Stay tuned.