About

Chloé van Soeterstède is a very ambitious and dynamic young French conductor. Chloe has served as Assistant Conductor of Sir Mark Elder with the Halle Orchestra, Juanjo Mena, Yan Pascal Tortelier and John Storgards with the BBC Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko and Cristian Mandeal with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chloe has worked with many orchestras in United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and France including the United Strings of Europe chamber orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Solingen Orchester (recording session) where she was re-invited to conduct the orchestra in Rotterdam, Bolton Symphony Orchestra, Halle Youth Orchestra, European Union Campus Orchestra/ EUYO who re-invited her next summer. In 2012, Chloe created her symphonic orchestra, the Arch Sinfonia, a dynamic and emerging cross arts orchestra actively supported by London Symphony Orchestra violinist Ginette Decuyper.

Future engagments include working as Assistant Conductor of Francois-Xavier Roth (Orchestra Les Siecles, April and June 2017), Ben Gernon at the BBC Phiharmonic and Yan Pascal Tortelier at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Chloe will be working with the Halle Youth Orchestra and the Greater Manchester Strings Youth Orchestra with a final concert at the Bridgwater Hall (July 2017). In June 2017, Chloe will make her debut with the Manchester Camerata and in March 2018 she will be conducting Les Siecles Orchestra at the Cite de la Musique in Soisson (France) as part of the project in Aisne departement. Thoughout this year, Chloe is conducting concerts at the Royal Northern College of Music and with the Arch Sinfonia.

Chloe has had masterclasses with Juanjo Mena, Marin Alsop, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Jorma Panula, Nicolas Pasquet, Leonid Grin, Paavo and Neeme Jarvi. Yan Pascal Tortelier, Paavo Jarvi and Daniel Harding support Chloe in her career. 

Performing

As a viola player, 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 re-invited with the Deva Ensemble (Manchester Camerata soloists). Since 2012, she gives a few recitals at the Wigmore hall with her string quartet as part of the Pro-Corda quartet course and at the RAM open Academy fellowship. In 2015/16, Chloe was a fellow student at the Open Academy with the Stella Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music, working mainly for educational projects at the Wigmore Hall ('Crying out loud' programme, family days).

Education

Born in 1988, Chloe studied violin, viola and conducting in Paris. In England since 2010 and 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 is in her last year in the Postgraduate Conducting class at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She is currently studying with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron and has guests mentors such as Mark Stringer, Mark Shanahan and Roger Hamilton.