Klarinet
bachelor of master in de Kunsten

CLARINET

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

Bachelor

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
Master
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.

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Benjamin Dieltjens

Benjamin Dieltjens

Professor Clarinet

Benjamin Dieltjens is mainly active as a chamber music player (on historical instruments as well as in the classical and new repertoire) and is regularly invited as such at many international festivals. In 1998 he was one of the founding members of the contemporary music group Het Collectief and he performs regularly with Ictus. He was a member of the former Ensemble für Neue Musik Karlsruhe directed by Peter Eötvös. He also forms a duo with his brother Thomas Dieltjens (piano).

He regularly plays with chamber groups such as Oxalys, Il Gardellino and Ensemble Explorations. Since 2007, Benjamin Dieltjens has been principal clarinet at deFilharmonie and he is a member of the Orchestre des Champs Elysées.

In 2008 he was invited as a principal clarinetist at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. He was invited to coach The YM World Orchestra and gives seminars in contemporary chamber music and lectures on music after 1950 or the clarinet in new music for the Orpheus Institute and Matrix.

Contact Benjamin:

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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.