Frederick Paul Naftel was born in Manchester in 1956. He graduated from Manchester University in 1978 and received a Fellowship in Composition from Trinity College of Music,London in October 1980.
Frederick's interest in composing began when he was fourteen and developed at University,where he specialised in this area. Although largely self-taught,he considers himself to be an "eclectic" composer,able to write in many styles and formats,as befits the occasion.
"..but it was the composition Northern Lights, with its colourful scoring and almost cheeky cheerfulness which captured the first prize of £2500 for 32-year old Manchester University music graduate Frederick Naftel"
Manchester Evening News