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 , the European Union Youth Orchestra in Italy, Southbank Sinfonia  in London, Orchestre Les Siècles in partnership with Cité de la Musique de Soisson (France) in Debussy, North Cyprus Symphony Orchestra with pianist Ruya Taner and cellist Knut Weber. Chloé also conducted the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain where she will be back this summer, 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). In May Chloé co-produced a CD with Orchestre Victor Hugo Besançon Franche Comté  and mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes . In 2017, Chloé was guest Artistic Director and Guest Principal Conductor of Greater Manchester Youth Strings Orchestra.

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, working as assistant conductor at Holland Park Opera  on the production of Mascagni Isabeau and with London Philharmonic Orchestra as assistant conductor of Vladimir Jurowski . Chloé is looking forward to making her debut next season with Orchestre National de Lille , Aurora Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London as well as working with composer Barry Seaman to premiere his opera Mirabai. She has been selected in the Donatella Flick International conducting competition with the London Symphony Orchestra taking place in November 2018.

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. She has performed with guest artists such as Hannah Roberts, Katy Wooley, Zsolt Tihamer-Visontay, James Fountain, Amy Harman among others.

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 and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Jorma Panula, Nicolas Pasquet, Leonid Grin, Johannes Schlaefli, Paavo Jarvi and Neeme Jarvi at Parnu festival (Estonia).

Chloé is officially mentored by Leyla Gunes at Intermusica Artist agency

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“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