Chloé van Soeterstède

Born in 1988, Chloe studied violin, viola and conducting in Paris. Graduated in June 2014 at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she studied with Yuko Inoue (viola), Raymond Holden and Paul Brough (conducting), Chloe was invited as a Postgraduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester from September 2015 where she is currently studying with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. Guests mentors are Mark Stringer, Mark Shanahan and Roger Hamilton. Since September 2015, she has been assisting Sir Mark Elder at the Halle Orchestra, Juanjo Mena, Yan Pascal Tortelier, John Storgards at the BBC Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko and Cristian Mandeal at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2016 and 2017, she will be taking a few rehearsals at the Halle Youth Orchestra, stepping in for Jonathon Heyward, Halle assistant. In 2015/16, Chloe was a fellow student at the Open Academy with the Stella Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music. In September 2012, she created the Arch Sinfonia , a very dynamic and emerging London chamber orchestra aiming for cross arts supported by LSO violinist Ginette Decuyper.

Chloe conducted the United Strings of Europe chamber orchestra in the UK and France, recorded with the Solingen Orchester in Germany where she was re-invited to conduct the orchestra in Rotterdam in 2014, conducted the Arch Sinfonia at the LSO St Luke's (London), in Les Invalides (Paris) and has been re-invited at the Swaledale Festival in May 2017 with her orchestra. Summer 2016, Chloé was guest conductor at the European Union Campus Orchestra and worked with the EUYO. She has been re-invited to be the EMCO conductor in July 2017. Recently she has conducted the Bolton Symphony Orchestra and has assisted Jonathon Heyward at the Halle Youth Orchestra. Chloe has had masterclasses with Juanjo Mena, Marin Alsop, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Jorma Panula, Leonid Grin, Paavo and Neeme Jarvi. Yan Pascal Tortelier, Paavo Jarvi and Daniel Harding support Chloe in her career.

Chloe performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Aurora Orchestra for their Prom in 2015. She also performed at the Royal Opera House and was reinvited with the Deva Ensemble (Manchester Camerata soloists). Since 2012, she gives a few recitals in the Wigmore Hall with her string quartet as part of the Pro-Corda string quartet course and the RAM Open Academy fellowship.