Harp
bachelor of master in de Kunsten

HARP

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. 
Joachim Jamaer
Student Music

Foto van Joachim

Your subjects

Bachelor

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 6    
Modules 'History of music'   6 6
Contemporary music      6
Encyclopedia and research 3    
Posture and movement 3    
History of culture 3    
Optional subject     3
Total 60 60 60
Master
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  
Optional subject 9 6
Total 60 60

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 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.

Alida Fabris

Chelsea Lane

Amerikan 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.

Begeleiding
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.

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.