bachelor of master in de Kunsten


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. 

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Student Music

Your subjects


Required subjects Ba1 (CR) BA2 (CR) BA3 (CR)
Main instrument I, II, III 24 24 27
Chamber music 1, 2   6 6
Orchestra 1, 2, 3  6 6 6
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
Encyclopedia and research 3    
Posture and movement 3    
History of culture     3
Optional subjects     6
Total  60 60 60
Required subjects Ma1 (CR) Ma2 (CR)
Main instrument IV, V (master exam)  27 30
Chamber music 3, 4 6 12
Orchestra 4, 5 6 6
Formal analysis 2 6  
Introduction to philosophy 3  
Artistic Research Practices 3  
Optional subjects 9 12
Total  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.

Alain Cremers

Alain Cremers

Teacher Bassoon

Alain Cremers began his musical studies at the Welkenraedt Academy of Music and at the Verviers Conservatoire, where he obtained his diploma for chamber music and bassoon with the greatest distinction in 1990. That same year he won the 26th Dexia Axion Classic Competition, where he won a first bassoon prize, which was awarded for the first time since the competition was founded.

In 1991 he went to the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Brussels where he immediately won the first prize in bassoon with distinction in the class of Mr André Jacques. In 1992 he became a bassoon teacher at the Academy for Music of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. In 1993 he was accepted as bassoonist and double bassoonist with the symphony orchestra of the Koninklijke Munstchouwburg, where he worked until 2005.

He is regularly featured in various orchestras and chamber music ensembles, with a very diverse repertoire, both in Belgium and abroad (I Solisti del vento, Pentafoon, Octopus, Quartz, Emanon Ensemble, etc.). In 1995, he joined the Musikhochschule in Cologne, where he perfected his skills with Mr Rainer Schottstädt.

From 2003 to 2006 he taught bassoon at the music academy of Braine-l'Alleud. In August 2005 he became first bassoon soloist with the royal opera of Wallonia. In 2006 he created a new bassoon class at the Music Academy in Welkenraedt.

Bassoon teacher at the Conservatoire of Verviers since 2009, Alain also teaches bassoon and methodology at the Institute for Music and Education in Namur, at the IMEP.

In 2018 he obtained the position of first bassoon solo with the Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Theatre of Brussels. In the same year, he became a bassoon teacher at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.

Contact Alain


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.