Chloé van Soeterstède is attracting the attention of orchestras across the globe for her intuitive, sensitive, expressive music-making and her charming and positive presence on the podium. In the 19/20 season she makes many debuts across Europe with orchestras such as London’s Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony and Manchester’s new music ensemble Psappha, in her native France with several orchestras including the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Montpellier and Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and in Spain with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. Across these engagements she conducts a wide range of repertoire from Mozart and Mendelssohn through to Prokofiev, Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky.
In 2018/19 van Soeterstède made her debut with the Orchestre National de Lille conducting a new work by Benjamin Attahir Syrian Voices, the Aurora Orchestra conducting a new work by Anna Meredith at London’s King’s Place, with Southbank Sinfonia at London’s South Bank Centre and at the Bolzano Dance Festival with the Haydn Orchestra in a collaboration with the dance company Virgilio Sieni. In previous seasons she has conducted the European Union Youth Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and North Cyprus Presidential Orchestra.
Van Soeterstède has taken part in masterclasses with Mena, Alsop, Petrenko, Elder, Paavo Järvi, Gražinytė-Tyla, Schläfi and Panula. She has served as Assistant Conductor to Vladimir Jurowski, François-Xavier Roth, Sir Mark Elder, Storgårds Petrenko and Tortelier amongst others and in 2018 was assistant conductor at Holland Park Opera on a production of Mascagni’s Isabeau. In 2019 she was appointed by Marin Alsop to become the Taki Concordia Fellow 2019-21.
In 2012, van Soeterstède founded the Arch Sinfonia, a vibrant chamber orchestra based in London renowned for its boundless energy and committed performances. Arch Sinfonia performs a wide range of repertoire and strives to build bridges between artists and audience. She also works regularly with young musicians, with orchestras such as the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain and Hallé Youth Orchestra and she is currently the Principal Conductor of the Hertfordshire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra with whom she has toured across Germany.
Van Soeterstède was born in 1988 in France. After studying viola at the Royal Academy of Music, she studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (2015-2017) with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron where she was supported by the Derek Hill Foundation and where she was awarded the Kennedy scholarship.