Fréderick Franssen currently holds the position of coprinciple horn in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied French horn with the famous prof. Erich Penzel at Maastricht Academy of Music where he graduated in 2002 with honors. As an intern he played with orchestras in Germany such as the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Furthermore he was a member of the Gustav Mahler youth Orchestra, where he played with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez and Seiji Osawa. Since 2000 Fréderick works in the Netherlands; first with the Radio Symphony Orchestra and since 2005 with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with Klaus Fehr Fréderick developed the instrument he now plays and which is also more and more in use among his colleagues.