French born conductor Chloé van Soeterstède will be making her debut with the Manchester Camerata in June in Mozart, Strauss and Rossini. She has been invited to conduct the National Childrens Orchestra (July 2017) and the European Union Youth Orchestra in Italy (August 2017). In March 2018, Chloé van Soeterstède will conduct members of Orchestra Les Siècles at the Cite de la Musique in Soisson in a Debussy programme with Julie Depardieu.
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. Chloé van Soeterstède has been working with Francois-Xavier Roth in France in April and June 2017.
Chloé van Soeterstède has worked with many orchestras in United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and France; including the United Strings of Europe Chamber Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Solingen Orchestra, European Music Campus Orchestra, Halle Youth Orchestra, Bolton Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, Chloé founded the Arch Sinfonia, a London-based cross-arts chamber orchestra renowned for its boundless energy and committed performances of a wide range of repertoire.
As a viola player, Chloé van Soeterstède performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Aurora Orchestra. She also performed at the Royal Opera House (quintet) and was re-invited with the 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.