Chloé van Soeterstède is an ambitious French conductor. At the age of just 28, Chloé has served as Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, Juanjo Mena, Yan Pascal Tortelier and John Stogårds with the BBC Philharmonic and Vasily Petrnko with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chloé has worked with many orchestras in United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and France; including the United Strings of Europe Chamber Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, Halle Youth Orchestra and the Solingen Orchestra - where she was immediately re-invited to conduct the orchestra in Rotterdam. In 2012, Chloé founded the Arch Sinfonia, an organisation which is actively supported by conductors Paavo Jarvi, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Francois-Xavier Roth, and the film director Tony Palmer. The orchestra has become renowned for its boundless energy and committed performances of a wide range of repertoire.
As well as her commitment to the Arch Sinfonia, future engagements include working as Assistant Conductor to Francois-Xavier Roth and Orchestre Symphonique du Departement de l'Aisne, coached by musicians of Orchestra Les Siècles and working again with the European Music Campus Orchestra. Chloe will also be making her debut with the Manchester Camerata in June, National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain and the Greater Manchester Youth String Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in July. In March 2018, Chloe will conduct members of Orchestra Les Siècles at the Cite de la Musique in Soisson in a Debussy programme with Julie Depardieu.
Chloé is currently studying for a Masters of Music in conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music with Mark Heron and Clark Rundell. She has participated in masterclasses with Marin Alsop, Sir Mark Elder, Paavo Jarvi, Juanjo Mena, Vasily Petrenko, Nicholas Pasquet, Leonid Grin, Neeme Jarvi and Jorma Panula.