Chloé van Soeterstède

French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède to make Irish début with RIAM Phiharmonia

Published: 23rd Feb, 2022

In her Irish début, the French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède collaborates with the vibrant musicians of the RIAM Phiharmonia on Saturday, March 12th, 2022. This brilliant conductor is increasingly attracting the attention of orchestras across the globe for her intuitive, sensitive, expressive music-making and her charming and positive presence on the podium. On the occasion of her first visit to Ireland, she will conduct Mozart’s lively Symphony No 27 and Beethoven’s magnificent Seventh Symphony, the sublime Allegretto of which was used to great emotional effect in the seminal scene of the Oscar-winning film, The King’s Speech.


WA Mozart: Symphony No 27 in G Major, K 199

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A Major, Op 92


Date and time

Sat, 12 March 2022, 17:00

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Windmill QTR, Windmill Lane, D02 F206 Dublin

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€12 / €5 (student)


In line with current Government guidelines, patrons attending this concert will be required to provide proof of immunity to Covid-19 on entry to Windmill Quarter. Patrons who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months should present the relevant certificate (Digital Covid Certificate, HSE Vaccination Record or a COVID-19 Recovery Certificate) plus a photo ID on arrival. Accompanied minors (under 18) may attend regardless of their immunisation status.

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Chloé van Soeterstède

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. She is praised repeatedly for her attention to detail, her energy and enthusiasm, and efficiency in rehearsal, and the coming seasons bring many debuts across Europe and North America, as well as many re-invitations. In January 2022 she joined the Orchestre d’Auvergne’s artistic team as Artist-in-Residence, alongside their Associate Conductors Enrico Onofri and Christian Zacharias, and Chief Conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

In 21/22 van Soeterstède’s European debuts include the RTVE Symphony Orchestra (Madrid), Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (Valladolid), Tenerife Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, Gävle Symphony (Sweden) and Bournemouth Symphony. She also returns to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert in their Cadogan Hall series, to the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the GiOrquestra in Spain and to the Orchestre d’Auvergne for concerts in Commentry and Paris. In North America she debuts with the Orlando Phliharmonic and with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, who have announced her as one of their Dudamel Fellows for the 21/22 season.

During the 2020/21 season, van Soeterstède returned to and made debuts with most of the major UK orchestras, including the BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, London Chamber orchestras, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Past engagements elsewhere have included many across her native France, with orchestras such as the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National du Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lille amongst others.

Van Soeterstède conducts a wide range of repertoire from Mozart and Mendelssohn through to Prokofiev, Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky. In 2019 she conducted the world premiere of Benjamin Attahir's Syrian Voices in France, and regularly programmes works by contemporary composers such as Jessie Montgomery, Roxanna Panufnik, Annamaria Kowalsky and Anna Meredith. At the 2019 Deutscher Diringentenpreis 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, which has been applauded for its vibrant and boundless energy, its wide range of repertoire and its initiatives to build bridges between artists and audience. Van Soeterstède also loves to work with young musicians, and as such works regularly with orchestras at eg Wells Cathedral and Chetham's schools, and the conservatoires across the UK.

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 (2015-2017) with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron where she was awarded the Kennedy scholarship and was also supported by the Derek Hill Foundation. In 2019, she was appointed the Taki Concordia Fellow 2019-21 by Marin Alsop.

Van Soeterstède is represented worldwide by Leyla Gunes at Intermusica Artists Management. In North America, she is managed by Martin Wittenberg at Wittenberg Artists