Always attracted to found his own festival for chamber music, Claude realized it in 2012 with the Sylt Chamber Music Festival. Fascinated by the local landscape and sea, he saw the island as the perfect scenario for a festival where music and nature could match in the very best way.
Since then, he has invited friends from the international music world to the North Sea island for an intensive week of concerts in the middle of the Sylt summer. Over the course of six days, the festival plays from morning to night at a wide variety of venues, from the northern to the southern tip, from the western beach to the White Cliff. The festival has become an integral part of island life, attracting both islanders and guests from all over Germany. Always striving to develop the festival further, various activities take place throughout the year, cooperations with other festivals and guest concerts on the mainland, such as in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.