bachelor of master in de Kunsten


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 focuses 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.

Student Music
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
Orchestra/consort. 1,2,3 3 3 3
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
Total Credits 60 60 60
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
Orchestra/consort 4,5 6 6
Philosophy and aesthetics of early music 2 3  
Study of sources/edition   6
Artistic Research Practices 3 6
Optional Subjects 3  
Total Credits 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.

(This list is under construction)

Bart Coen

Bart Coen

Professor Recorder

Bart Coen studied at The Royal Conservatory of his native town Antwerp. Ever since he is very active both as a soloist and in renowned groups such as a.o. Huelgas Ensemble (Paul Van Nevel – medieval and renaissance), Concerto Vocale (René Jacobs – baroque operas), Collegium Vocale (Philippe Herreweghe – Bach cantatas) and La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken). With those groups he recorded a large number of cd’s (Sony, Harmonia Mundi France, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Accent, Ricercar, Phi, Deutsche Grammophon,..) and gave concerts worldwide.

With his own ensemble Per Flauto Bart Coen recorded for Sony the successful cd’s “Manoscritto di Napoli 1725” and “The London Flute”.

For Accent he recorded with La Petite Bande the Bach Brandenburg Concertos, and their cd “Telemann: Concertos en Suites” received a 10 from the Dutch music magazine Luister.

Anne Teresa (Rosas) invited Bart Coen to be the musical leader in the production “En Atendant”, a performance combining medieval music with contemporary dance, and with the same dance-ensemble a new production is planned around the Brandenburg Concertos by Bach, in which he participates as recorder-player.

Bart Coen is recorder teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and at the Luca-School of Arts, Campus Lemmens.

Contact Bart:


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