- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
|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
|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||6|
|Modules 'History of music'||6||6|
|Encyclopedia and research||3|
|Posture and movement||3|
|History of culture||3|
|Required subjects||Ma1 (CR)||Ma2 (CR)|
|Harp IV, V (masterproef)||27||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|
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
Come & visit us!
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.
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.