Chloé van Soeterstède

Chloé van Soeterstède

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 since 2017. 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, Orchestre Les Sècles in partnership with Cité de la Musique de Soisson (France) and the teachers from the region. Chloé also conducted the National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain where she will be back in summer 2018, the Halle Youth Orchestra and King's College London. Last September, Chloé van Soeterstède was selected for the quarter final round in the International Conducting Competition of Besançon (France). She participated in Marin Alsop 's masterclass with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall (London) in February 2018.

Future engagements include working with François-Xavier Roth as Assistant Conductor on two projects (April and July) with the French Youth Orchestra of Aisne region, coming back as guest conduct with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of North Cyprus, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestre National de Lille, Holland Park Opera and composer Barry Seaman to premiere his opera Mirabai. In May, Chloé will co-produce a CD with Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche Comté and mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes. In 2017, she was guest Artistic Director and Guest Principal Conductor of Greater Manchester Youth Strings Orchestra. 

In 2012, Chloé founded Arch Sinfonia , a vibrant London-based chamber orchestra renowned for its boundless energy made of committed chamber music mindset players. Arch Sinfonia has of a wide range of repertoire, aiming also to create connections between artists and audience.

As a viola player, Chloé van Soeterstède performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and 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.

Chloé is officially mentored about her career by Leyla Gunes at Intermusica Artist agency

“Chloé van Soeterstède brings a professionalism which is often lacking in other young conductors. This professionalism is evident in her performances with the Arch Sinfonia - an outstanding orchestra of young virtuosi, conducted expertly by her.”
— Raymond Holden - Professor, Royal Academy of Music