French born conductor Chloé van Soeterstède has served as Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder with the Hallé, John Storgårds and Ben Gernon with the BBC Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko and Yan Pascal Tortelier with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been working with François-Xavier Roth in France in April and June 2017 and is re-invited in 2018. Chloé made her debut with Manchester Camerata last June in Mozart, Strauss and Rossini, the European Union Youth Orchestra in Italy in Tchaikovsky Symphony n.4 and with the National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain where she will be back in summer 2018. Recently, Chloé van Soeterstède went to the quarter final round in the International Conducting Competition of Besançon (France) which will lead to professional engagements. Future concrete engagements include a concert in March 2018 with members of Les Siècles orchestra at the Cite de la Musique in Soisson in a Debussy programme with Julie Depardieu and premiering Barry Seaman's opera Mirabai (2019). From November 2017 to July 2018, Chloe will take the position as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Greater Manchester Strings Youth Orchestra, giving two concerts at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the Bridgwater Hall (Manchester).
Chloé van Soeterstède has worked with orchestras in the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and France; including the United Strings of Europe Chamber Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Solingen Orchestra, European Music Campus Orchestra, Halle Youth Orchestra, Bolton Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, Chloé founded the Arch Sinfonia, a London-based cross-arts chamber orchestra renowned for its boundless energy and committed performances of a wide range of repertoire.
As a viola player, Chloé van Soeterstède performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), Aurora Orchestra. She also performed at the Royal Opera House (quintet) and with Deva Ensemble (Manchester Camerata soloists). In 2012-2016, she gave recitals at the Wigmore hall with her string quartet as part of the Pro-Corda quartet course and at the Royal Academy of Music fellowship.
Chloé van Soeterstède studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (2015-2017) with prof. Clark Rundell and Mark Heron where she was awarded the Kennedy scholarship and was also supported by the Derek Hill Foundation. Since 2014, she has had masterclasses with Juanjo Mena, Marin Alsop, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Jorma Panula, Nicolas Pasquet, Leonid Grin, Paavo Jarvi and Neeme Jarvi.