Barokcello
bachelor of master in de Kunsten

BAROQUE CELLO

Welcome to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel! 

With a Bachelor and Master of the Brussels Conservatoire you are set for an inspiring professional career! If you want to join an international orchestra or end up doing something entirely different with your degree, our programmes are the ideal preparation for a bright future.

The KCB focusses on the broad artistic formation of each individual. The lessons are based on direct interaction between teacher and student due to the small amount of students in each class. The great number of orchestral productions each year allows us to gain experience on the stage and learn the ins and outs of the greatest pieces is in music history.

Joachim
Joachim
Student Music
Bachelor
Required Subjects Ba1 (Credits) BA2 (Credits) BA3 (Credits)
Main instrument I, II, III 18 18 24
Chamber Music I, II, III 6 6 6
Repertoirestudy/sight reading 1, 2   3 3
Theorie of hist.performance practices. 1, 2, 3 6 6 6
Orchestra/consort. 1,2,3 3 3 3
Philosophy and aesthetics of early music 1     3
Theory and ear training 1,2 4 4  
Rhythm and intonation 1,2 5 5  
Harmony and analysis 1,2 9 9  
History of Music 6    
Modules History of Music   6 6
Formal analysis 1     6
Posture and movement 3   3
History of culture     3
Total Credits 60 60 60
Master
Required Subjects MA1 (Credits) MA2 (Credits)
Main instrument IV, V (Master exam) 27 30
Chamber Music 4, 5 9 12
Repertoire study/Sight reading 3 3  
Theory of historical performance practice 4, 5 6 6
Orchestra/consort 4,5 6 6
Philosophy and aesthetics of early music 2 3  
Study of sources/edition   6
Artistic Research Practices 3 6
Optional Subjects 3  
Total Credits 60 60

Teaching Staff

In order to develop your talents to the fullest you need a teacher that is capable to help and motivate you in the right way. Our teaching staff is world renowned and have years and years of experience both as performers but also as pedagogues.

Do you have any specific questions before you register for the admission tests? Would you like to meet your teacher before you take the big step? Below is a list of all teachers with contact information.

Docenten
Alain Gervreau

Alain Gervreau

Professor Baroque Cello

Alain Gervreau completed his studies at the C.N.S.M.D. in Paris in 1990 with Christophe Coin (cello) and William Christie (basso continuo). As a performer he concentrates on music from the renaissance to romanticism on historical instruments. He is teaching at the regional conservatory in Besançon and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel,  where he is organizing since 2008 in collaboration with the French department, workshops and  colloquia led by Marc Vanscheeuwijck, professor at the University of Oregon (Eugene, USA). In November 2014 he received his doctorate in the arts (with congratulations from the jury) with a treatise on "Les ensembles de six violons au XVIe siècle and Italie du nord: re-création d'une pratique musicale" and performances with the ensemble " Les Sonadori ", which he created in 2012 together with Odile Edouard (Prof. Violin CNSMD Lyon).

Contact Alain:

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Admission Tests

To start your study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel you will have to pass an artistic admission test. Most specializations have two sessions: one before the summer break and one in September. As candidate-student you can register for one of these sessions.

For information regarding the admission tests like dates, the programme you need to prepare and the admission requirements and costs you can click on the picture below:

Any question?

For more information on this programme you can contact the student administration via secretariaat.kcb@ehb.be.