Engelse Hoorn
bachelor of master in de Kunsten

Cor Anglais/Oboe D'amore

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 Muziek

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.

Stefaan Verdegem

Stefaan Verdegem

Professor Chamber Music, Researcher

Stefaan Verdegem is an oboist, researcher and chamber music teacher at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Belgium – Europe). Being an all-round musician, he combined for several years an active freelance career playing the baroque oboe with a job as English horn soloist in the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra (today: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra). With this orchestra he toured throughout Europe, and made many recordings. For the last 20 years he has focussed mainly on historical instruments. He is a regular member of B’Rock orchestra, Il Gardellino, Anima Eterna, Concerto Köln and Les Talens Lyriques. With these ensembles he has performed on the five continents, and has made many recordings for the Harmonia Mundi, Ricercar, Zig-Zag Territoires, Accent and Passacaille labels. Being a specialist of the nineteenth century English horn, Stefaan Verdegem performed and recorded a great deal of its orchestral repertoire on period instruments, ranging from Rossini to Poulenc. At the same time he lectures regularly about the nineteenth-century oboe, and publishes in The Galpin Society Journal (UK), The Double Reed (USA) and Rohrblatt (D). In 2011 and 2018 he was awarded the "Darche" prize for his research activities.

Contact Stefaan Verdegem:


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.