The Italian cellist Claude Frochaux began his studies at the age of six at the Suzuki Talent Center at the Conservatory of Turin. He then went on to study in Frankfurt with Michael Sanderling, and in Essen and Madrid. Other important teachers have included Eberhard Feltz, Menahem Pressler and Ralf Gothóni. Frochaux has toured Europe, North and South America, India and China performing as a soloist and playing chamber music. He has appeared at some of the world’s most famous concert halls, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Madrid’s Sony Auditorium and Konzerthaus Berlin. Frochaux has guested at music festivals all over Europe, and in 2008 he helped form the Monte Piano Trio, which has won many competitions. Frochaux is founder and Artistic Director of the Sylt Chamber Music Festival in Germany and Frankfurt’s MUSICA+ Festival.