Chloé van Soeterstède was born in France in 1988 and completed her conducting studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017. Since then she has conducted the Orchestre National de Lille, Besançon “Victor Hugo” Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, North Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata and Aurora Orchestra. In 2018 she was a featured artist in France TV1’s Grands Reportages in an episode titled ‘Mon Métier de Rêve’ (My Dream Job) and appeared in France 3’s Fauteuils d'Orchestre conducting the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.
In 2019/20 Chloé will make her debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, across France with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lorraine, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, and elsewhere with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey and this summer she will conduct the Haydn Orchestra at the Bolzano festival in a collaboration with the Virgilio Sieni dance company.
Chloé has assisted François-Xavier Roth on projects with Les Siècles and the French National Youth Orchestra and other major conductors including Jurowski with the London Philharmonic, Storgårds and Gernon with the BBC Philharmonic, Petrenko and Tortelier with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Elder with the Hallé. Chloé has taken part in masterclasses with Mena, Alsop, Petrenko, Elder, Paavo Järvi, Grazynite-Tyla, Schläfi and Panula. In May 2019 Chloé was awarded the title of Fellow of the Taki Concordia Conducting Programme and will be mentored by Marin Alsop during 2019-2021.
Keen on working with young musicians, Chloé is a regular guest conductor with the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain, the Hallé Youth Orchestra and in 2017 she was guest Artistic Director and Guest Principal Conductor of Greater Manchester Youth Strings Orchestra. From 2019, she will be Music Director of the Hertfordshire School Symphony Orchestra succeeding Ben Glassberg and she will conduct them on their German tour in Summer 2019. Also keen to expand into opera, Chloé was assistant conductor at Holland Park Opera on a production of Mascagni Isabeau.
In 2012, Chloé founded the Arch Sinfonia, a vibrant chamber orchestra based in London renowned for its boundless energy and committed performances. Arch Sinfonia performs a wide range of repertoire, and strives to build bridges between artists and audience.
In 2017, she was a Quarter-Finalist in the International Conducting Competition in Besançon, in 2018 one of the 20 finalists selected for the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition and in 2019 she will be one of the 12 finalists in the Dirigentenpreis conducting competition in Cologne.
Chloé studied viola at the Royal Academy of Music and as an instrumentalist she has performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, at the Royal Opera House and London’s Wigmore Hall. Between 2015-2017 she studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron where she was awarded the Kennedy scholarship and was also supported by the Derek Hill Foundation.
Chloé is officially mentored by Leyla Gunes and Jesus Herrera at Intermusica Artists’ Mananagement.