" When I play the violin or compose, I visualize. I see colors and light, more than any tangible pictures."
His music has a great visual quality to it. Listening to it creates a cerebral cinema with amazing suggestive power. That is why Oliver Stone uses Claude Chalhoub's music for his documentation 'Persona Non Grata", and Sally Potter for 'Yes'. The Dutch National Ballet dances to his compositions, and in the Arabian area many pop stars want Claude as their arranger, violinist, and producer. He also teaches violin at the Beirut Conservatory, and musical theory at Notre Dame. He does all this to materialize the projects his heart beats for: his own compositions. They can be listened to on the new CD 'Diwan', recorded at the FWL studios with musicians of the famous Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.