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 in 2017 and is re-invited in 2018. 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, National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain where she will be back in summer 2018, Halle Youth Orchestra and King's college London. Recently, Chloé van Soeterstède was selected for the quarter final round in the International Conducting Competition of Besançon (France). She has been selected to conduct in Marin Alsop's masterclass with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall (London) in February 2018 and she has also been invited to participate in the conducting masterclass with Maestro Daniele Gatti and the Concertgebouw in June 2018 (Amsterdam). 

Future engagements include working with members of Les Siècles orchestra at the Cité de la Musique in Soisson in a Debussy programme with Julie Depardieu, Presidential Symphony Orchestra of North Cyprus, Orchestre National de Lille, Holland Park Opera and premiering Barry Seaman's opera Mirabai. In May, Chloé will co-produce a CD with Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche Comté and mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes. Since September 2017, she is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Greater Manchester Strings Youth Orchestra, giving two concerts at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the Bridgwater Hall (Manchester).

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.

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.