The Italian cellist Claude Frochaux began his studies at the age of six at the Suzuki Talent Center with Antonio Mosca and continued his development at the Conservatory in Turin, where he completed his Diploma in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 he studied at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt with Michael Sanderling, where he subsequently completed his Diploma and his concert examination with the highest rating in the soloist class. He received artistic guidance from E. Dindo, P. Müller, M. Hornstein, J. Goritzki, the Altenberg Trio Wien, E. Feltz, M. Pressler and R. Gothóni at Reina Sofia Music School in Madrid. Claude won several national prizes at competitions in Italy and is the first prize winner of the Polytechnic Society and the DAAD Frankfurt. He played in numerous orchestras such as Bamberg Symphony, Spira Mirabilis, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino and I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano. He is a sought after chamber musician in various ensembles. In 2008 he founded Monte Piano Trio with whom he won numerous international competitions, including Maria Canals Barcelona, Brahms Competition in Austria, European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe and the Commerzbank Chamber Music Award. The trio performed in major European venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and has recorded for the WDR, SWR Radio Classica and Deutschland Funk. Claude is a passionate chamber musician and has performed at major festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Osnabrück, Würzburg Mozart Festival, Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Heidelberg Spring Festival and many others throughout Europe and South America.