bachelor of master in de Kunsten


For whom?

  • You want to pursue your passion for playing harp and dream of a professional music career.
  • You want to further develop your artistic expertise with the help of internationally renowned professors.
  • You have the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the admission tests.

Your future

With your degree in Harp, you can become, f.e. a freelance soloist, play in a (chamber music) ensemble or become an accompanist. You can also continue studying and become an artist-teacher or perhaps an artistic researcher? This study programme is the preparation for a brilliant future both on and off stage.

Chamber Music

Making music with others is important for your development and therefore compulsory during your studies. As a harpist, you will study chamber music to prepare you for likely collaborations that await you in your professional life.

Seminar & Masterclasses

Renowned guest professors from Belgium and abroad are invited to pass on their knowledge to you. In recent years, we welcomed f.e. Oxalys who gave a masterclass for chamber music. 


You will have the chance to study in a metropolis with both large concert halls as well as small jazz clubs, the ideal starting point for a professional music career. Your campuses are surrounded by beautiful cathedrals, trending coffee bars and green parks to unwind in.

I have been at KCB for 2 years now and it’s really a great school where you can really progress in the solo repertoire with Agnès Clément, who is very supportive and invested as a teacher; in Chamber Music with other great musicians; and in orchestra projects. Every door is open to help us become true musicians.

Foto van Elena Antropovski
Elena Antropovski
Student harp

After your study

Professional music career

With a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, you can choose many professional directions. Who knows, you might end up:

  • in a (inter)nationally renowned ensemble
  • in a grand concert hall as soloist
  • in the arts education field
  • in the social artistic field
  • at cultural institutions or governments as advisor or policy maker

Further studies

Abbreviated bachelor's degree

After your bachelor, you can move on to a master's degree and even an additional master's degree in another instrument, through a abbreviated bachelor's degree. Postgraduates are also among the possibilities.

Verkorte Educatieve Master Muziek (only in Dutch)

Merk je tijdens je studie dat lesgeven iets voor jou is? Aan het KCB kan je ook een Verkorte Educatieve master Muziek volgen. Zo kan je meteen aan de slag als kunstenaar-leraar.


Artistic researcher

Interested in a career as an artistic researcher? KCB organises various events around research and also offers you the opportunity to do a PhD in collaboration with the Brussels Arts Platform and the VUB (university).

Your subjects


Required subjects Ba1 (CR) BA2 (CR) BA3 (CR)
Harp I, II, III 24 24 27
Chamber music 1, 2   6 6

Choir or 1 orchestra project 1, 2, 3

3 3 3
Theory and ear training 1, 2 4 4  
Rhythm and intonation 1, 2 5 5  
Harmony and analysis 1, 2, 3 9 9 9
History of music 1, 2, 3 6 6 6
Contemporary music      6
Encyclopedia and research 3    
Posture and movement 3    
History of culture 3    
Optional subject   3 3
Total 60 60 60
Required subjects Ma1 (CR) Ma2 (CR)
Harp IV 27  
Master exam Harp   30
Chamber music 3, 4 6 12
Choir or 1 orchestral project  4,5 6 6
Formal analysis 1,2 6 6
Introduction to philosophy 3  
Artisctic Research Practices 3  
Optional subject 9 6
Total 60 60

Meer informatie over je vakken.

Agne Keblyte

Agne Keblyte studied at the National M.K. Čiurlionis Art School, High School of Music in Geneva and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel with professor Jana Bouskova.

She's a laureate of various international harp competitions:  2nd place in the 18th International Harp Contest in Israel (2012), 1st and special price for the interpretation of the concertino of  Ferenc Farkas during the 2nd International Harp competition in Szeged (2010, Hongarije).

More information here.

Agne Keblyte
Alida Fabris

Alida Fabris

Alida Fabris originally from Italy and studied in Switzerland, the United States and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.

Alida is harpist in the National Opera van Chili. 

More information here.

Chelsea Lane

American harpist Chelsea Lane studied at Yale and obtained various prizes there like the Wrexham Prize in Music for Excellence in Performance, the Selden Memorial Prize for Musical Accomplishment and the first price in the William Waite Concerto Competition.

Chelsea finished her Master at the KCB with professor Jana Bouskova and is currently working on her doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

More information here.

Chelsea Lane

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.

Agnès Clément

Agnès Clément

Teacher Harp

French young harpist, Agnès Clément is forging a reputation as one of the most exciting and original soloist of her instrument. 
She is currently solo harp at the Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Opera La Monnaie in Bruxelles. As a teacher, she left her position in the LUCA School of Music in Leuven to become the harp teacher in the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, following in this position the great harpists Jana Bouskova and Anneleen Lenaerts.

Find out more about Agnès through her website.

Contact Agnès by mail.

Projects in the spotlights

Old meets contemporary KCB ensemble (f Tom De Beuckelaer) - sielke ramakers

Goeyvaert 100 | Ensemble Contemporary Music

In a concert of contemporary music of the "Old meets Contemporary" series, student and harpist Sielke Ramakers played as a soloist in the work Danses by Claude Debussy.

New year's concert 2019

In our symphony orchestra, the harp also has a beautiful place, for example, in the 2019 New Year's concert.

Nieuwjaarsconcert - f Reda Izo

Your campus

Campus Regentschapsstraat & Kleine Zavel

Our campuses are located in the vibrant Sablon district right in the heart of Brussels. The Conservatoire's stately main building on the Regentschapsstraat with its magnificent Concert Hall is one of Brussel's landmarks. Around the corner is our campus on Kleine Zavel where you can attend classes and study in the best conditions. Moreover, you can use our premises to study during the week and at weekends.

How can I access the campuses?

Alex onthaal KZ
Hoofdgebouw Regent KCB

Renovation of the main building

After years of negotiations, we are proud to announce that the plans for the renovation of our impressive main building on Regentschapsstraat have been approved. More info on this can be found here.

Naar het buitenland

During your studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, you will come in contact with the world: after all, you study in Brussels, Europe's most cosmopolitan capital. KCB offers guest lectures by international professionals or by a professor from a foreign partner school, international projects,... we will train you to become a professional ready for tomorrow's increasingly international world.

Do you want to spend some time abroad yourself? You can! Studying for a semester (or academic year) at a partner university or doing an internship abroad, mais oui, of course! Find out more about internationalisation.

KVDS buitenland KCB

Come & visit us!

Info Moments

We organise several info moments during the second semester, such as (online) info days and open class moments.


We welcome you to our many concerts, masterclasses and research days. Also come and listen to a caleidoscoop concert by our BA1 and BA2 students or our public exams. That way you can see what you would learn as a future KCB student. Every academic year, there are numerous productions in which our students perform. Info & tickets via the agenda or subscribe to our newsletter with the red button.


Kom eens langs! Nieuwjaarsconcert f Reda Izo

Enrolment & Admission Tests

To start your studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, you must pass an artistic admission test. For information on the entrance exams - such as dates, the programmes to prepare, the enrolment conditions/fees and the module to enrol - click on the button below.


Any question?

For more information, please contact the student administration via e-mail or make an appointment.