About

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 Siècles in partnership with Cité de la Musique de Soisson (France) in Debussy, North Cyprus Symphony Orchestra with cellist Knut Weber from Berlin Philharmonic and Southbank Sinfonia. Chloé also conducted the National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain, 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, working with London Philharmonic Orchestra as assistant conductor of Vladimir Jurowski . Chloé will be guest conductor at Orchestre National de Lille , National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain , assistant conductor at Holland Park Opera  on the production of Mascagni Isabeau and working with composer Barry Seaman to premiere his opera Mirabai. In May, Chloé will co-produce 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. 

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, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Jorma Panula, Nicolas Pasquet, Leonid Grin, Paavo Jarvi and Neeme Jarvi.

Chloé is officially mentored by Leyla Gunes at Intermusica Artist agency