Frederik Schrader alias Fred Vanterra (* 15. August 1985 in Seeheim-Jugenheim) is a German Musician, producer, and composer. His first album, Mythanien, has been released in 2019 by his own music label Vanterra Arts.
Childhood and Youth (1985 – 2005)
Due to his father’s job as a captain in the German Air Force, Fred Vanterra grew up in three different German States. He spent his childhood in the garrison town of Diepholz, where he started to take piano lessons from Caroline Häberle at the age of 7. His early career as a musician has been shaped by many concerts and two first prizes at the contest “Jugend musiziert”.
In 1998 Vanterra and his family moved from Lower Saxony to Schleswig-Holstein. Admittedly, Fred startet to write his own songs many years before, but only the pianistic education by Mrs. Christel Scheuer in Hamburg created a climate of inspiration and productivity, leading to the first compositions for Mythanien.
Education and Career (2005 – today)
Although Fred Vanterra always wanted to become a professional musician, he decided to go the safe and solid way and finished his studies in Philology, Psychology, and Philosophy in 2010 at the University of Göttingen. Due to his focus on computer-mediated communication, he soon started a career in the online business, that is still successfully running.
Vanterra Arts (2018 – today)
In 2018, Fred Vanterra decided to professionalize his musical career as well. As a first step, he founded the music label “Vanterra Arts” and started to notate and record his collected works, that are part of Mythanien.
This endeavor came to a successful conclusion in 2019, with the release of the same-named album.
In 2022, Vanterra released his second album, “Waikiki Synth“.