Frédéric Dothée was born in Leuven and raised on the countryside of Sint-Pieters-Rode. He started playing the bass fiddle at the age of 13 at the conservatory of Leuven with Ludo Joly. He graduated cum laude at the end of his program.
After obtaining his professional Bachelor degree in sports, he has dedicated himself to music. Frédéric is currently enrolled at the conservatory of Mons for his Master in the Performing Arts. He is studying double bass with Philippe Cormann. His favorite solo pieces for double bass are: Arpeggione Sonata by Schubert, Sonata for bass and piano by Vilmos Montag, double bass concerto ‘Propolis’ by Maxime Charue and Concertino for double bass op 45 n°11 by Lars-Erik Larsson among others.
In addition to orchestral work, he is active in several bands and ensembles going from classical music to light and world music. He has performed in Belgium as well as a number of other countries such as Italy, Belarus, Greece, Portugal, the Czech Republic and China. He loves traveling, meeting new people and the transcendant power of sharing music.