Chloé Van Soeterstède


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Chloé van Soeterstède has conducted orchestras across Europe, the U.K., and the U.S., and in late 2023 made her Australian/New Zealand debut. Highlights of her 2023–24 season include debuts with the Philharmonia and Hallé; in Europe with the Bilbao and Norrkoping symphonies and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra; in the U.S. with the Colorado Springs Symphony and at Lincoln Center with The Orchestra Now; and further afield with the Auckland Philharmonia, and Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony orchestras. She will also return to the Orlando Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Gävle Symphony, and RTVE Symphony (Madrid) orchestras.

In recent seasons, Ms. Van Soeterstède has conducted widely in the U.K., France, Spain, and Sweden, working with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lille, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Léon, and the GiOrquesta for a production with La Fura dels Baus at the Porta Ferrada Festival. Soloists with whom she is working include Sergey Khachatryan, Colin Currie, Alena Baeva, Kian Soltani, Jess Gillam, Peter Moore, and Tobias Feldmann.

In 2019 Ms. Van Soeterstède conducted the world premiere of Benjamin Attahir’s Syrian Voices in France, and regularly programs works by contemporary composers such as Anna Clyne, Dani Howard, Roxanna Panufnik, Annamaria Kowalsky, Katarine Leyman, and Anna Meredith. At the 2019 Deutscher Dirigentenpreis in Cologne she was awarded the Bärenreiter Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work, as well as Third Prize overall. In 2012 she founded the Arch Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra based in London. She also works regularly with specialist music schools and conservatoires across the U.K.

Ms. Van Soeterstède was born in 1988 in France. After studying viola in Paris and then at the Royal Academy of Music, she studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (2015–17) with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron, where she was awarded the Kennedy scholarship and was also supported by the Derek Hill Foundation. She was appointed the 2019–21 Taki Alsop Fellow by Marin Alsop and was a Dudamel Fellow with the LA Philharmonic in the 2021–22 season.

Chloé van Soeterstède will conduct The Orchestra Now on May 19, 2024. 

Bio: Jan 2024