Chloé van Soeterstède awarded the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship
Intermusica is delighted to announce that Chloé van Soeterstède has been named as the next Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow for 2019 to 2021. The prestigious fellowship is a two year programme designed to assist aspiring women conductors through intensive mentoring and coaching with Marin Alsop, who established the award in 2002. Previous recipients inclunde Valentina Peleggi (2015) and Karina Canellakis (2013).
Speaking about the fellowship, Van Soeterstède says: "I am hugely honoured to have been invited to join the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship family as the new Fellow, working closely with Marin Alsop, learning from her and former fellows. It is a fantastic launch pad for my career and I'm looking forward to spend valuable time with Marin and work intensely alongside her!"
Explaining her motivations for setting up the Fellowship, Alsop says: "it is a privilege to be in a position to impact the lives of aspiring women conductors. I can clearly see what is needed to assist emerging conductors in the pursuit of their dreams and want to make the road easier and more rewarding for them."
Chloé van Soeterstède conducts Anna Meredith & Aurora Orchestra at King's Place
Chloé van Soeterstède joins composer Anna Meredith and the principals of Aurora Orchestra for a late-night Lock In concert at Kings Place on 2 February 2019. The concert shines a spotlight on Meredith's genre-defying work, featuring electronics, amplification and visuals as well as soloists Sam Wilson (percussion) and Dominic Tyler (bassoon).
Van Soeterstède's other performances this month include two concerts in Besançon and Montbéliard with the Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté on 8 and 9 February, as well as performances of Mark Bowden The Mare's Tale in Cardiff and London with the Berkley Ensemble on 28 February and 1 March.