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.
|Required Subjects||Ba1 (Credits)||BA2 (Credits)||BA3 (Credits)|
|Main instrument I, II, III||18||18||24|
|Chamber Music I, II, III||6||6||6|
|Repertoirestudy/sight reading 1, 2||3||3|
|Theorie of hist.performance practices. 1, 2, 3||6||6||6|
|Philosophy and aesthetics of early music 1||3|
|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|
|Posture and movement||3||3|
|History of culture||3|
|Required Subjects||MA1 (Credits)||MA2 (Credits)|
|Main instrument IV, V (Master exam)||27||30|
|Chamber Music 4, 5||9||12|
|Repertoire study/Sight reading 3||3|
|Theory of historical performance practice 4, 5||6||6|
|Philosophy and aesthetics of early music 2||3|
|Study of sources/edition||6|
|Artistic Research Practices||3||6|
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.
(This list is under construction)
Luc Bergé studied the horn at the Antwerp en Brussels conservatories. He graduated with honors under André Van Driessche and went on to complete his studies under the famous horn player Hermann Baumann. Luc Bergé was successively principal horn at the Opéra de Wallonie, in the Belgian National Orchestra, the Nieuw Belgisch Kamerorkest and I Fiamminghi. He has equally applied himself to studying the natural and the romantic horn, which resulted in several invitations from famous orchestras, including Les Musiciens du Louvre under the direction of Marc Minkovski, les Arts Florissants under William Christie, etc. Luc Bergé has several solo CDs to his name: "Chamber Music For Horn" with the Arriaga Quartet, Mozart's "Hornconcerto nr. 4" with Prima La Musica conducted by Dirk Vermeulen, the horn trios of Brahms and Ligeti, etc. These CDs received critical acclaim from the international music press. Luc Bergé pursues his career as a free-lance horn player. He was during 18 years the horn soloist of the Orchestre des Champs Elysées and the hornist of the Prometheus Ensemble.
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.
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