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 working with Clark Rundell, Mark Heron. 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 and Vasily Petrenko at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. 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) and in Les Invalides (Paris). Summer 2016, Chloé conducted and worked with the musicians of the European Union Campus Orchestra and has been re-invited to be the EMCO conductor next summer. 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.