Friedrich started his musical career in 1989, by playing Euphonium in his local orchestra of Schwäbisch Hall. In 1996 he began studying trombone, and has since played in various big bands, jazz bands, and funk & soul bands. Friedrich had his professional debut in 1996 at the Freilichtspiele Schwäbisch Hall and went on to study classical trombone at the Musikakademie Dinkelsbühl/Bavaria. In 2004, he changed school for studying jazz trombone at the University of Arts/Jazz Institut Berlin, with Prof. Jiggs Whigham, Prof. Ludwig Nuss, Prof. Gerard Presencer, Prof. Peter Weniger and Prof. Olaf Ott from the Berlin Philharmonics. He graduated in february 2009. After that, he took lessons with Luis Bonilla in New York City.
Friedrich has toured throughout the world with several bands, orchestras and big bands. Although Friedrich’s main passion is the trombone, he also enjoys playing the drums.
On the Road:
Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, USA, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Emirats, Azerbaijan, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, Luxemburg, Russia, Monaco,
On stage with some of these great musicians:
Adax Dörsam, Ali N. Askin, Ann Sexton, Ben Becker, Bill Ramsey, Blitz the Ambassador, Bodo Wartke, Brenna Whitaker, Die Prinzen, David Garret, Das Bo, Dieter Glawischnig, Dobet Gnahoré, David Friedman, Ed Partyka, Ebo Taylor, E.L. Petrowsky, Florian Bosum aka. Flomega, Gerard Presencer, Gwen Dickie(Rose Royce), Gwen McCrae, Gayle Tufts, Gebhard Ullmann, Gloria Scott, Greg Bowen, Helene Fischer, Helen Schneider, Herbert Grönemeyer, Howard Carpendale, Jose Carreras, Junkie XL aka Tom Holkenborg, James Dooley, Judy Niemack, Johannes Heesters, Johnny Klimek, Jimmy Somerville, Joycelyne B. Smith, Joja Wendt, Jiggs Whigham, Keni Burke, Kool Savas, Kalman Olah, Kelly Rowland, Laith Al-Deen, Lyndon Rochelle, Matthew Herbert, Monserrat Caballe, Manfred Krug, Marc Evans, Michael Beckmann, Mousse T, Natasha Bedingfield, Nicole Scherzinger, Nneka, Noel Gallagher, Oliver Cheatham, Paul Kuhn, Peter Weniger, Peter Herbolzheimer, Patrice, Paul Potts, Uschi Bruening, Ralf Gustke, Roberto Blanco, Rea Garvey, Sweet Charles Sherrell, Shaggy, Sarah Conner, Samy Deluxe, Tom Tykwer, The Trammps, Till Brönner, Tim Fischer, Thomas D., Tony Allen, Udo Jürgens, Xavier Naidoo, Yvonne Catterfeld, u.v.m.