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 (CR)||BA2 (CR)||BA3 (CR)|
|Main instrument I, II, III||24||24||27|
|Chamber music 1, 2||6||6|
|Orchestra 1, 2, 3||6||6||6|
|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|
|Encyclopedia and research||3|
|Posture and movement||3|
|History of culture||3|
|Required subjects||Ma1 (CR)||Ma2 (CR)|
|Main instrument IV, V (master exam)||27||30|
|Chamber music 3, 4||6||12|
|Orchestra 4, 5||6||6|
|Formal analysis 2||6|
|Introduction to philosophy||3|
|Artistic Research Practices||3|
Bart Van Beneden
Bart Van Beneden studeerde in 2014 af aan het KCB bij zijn docent Norbert Nozzy en is sindsdien lid van verschillende ensembles en treed op in België en ver daarbuiten.
Bart won in 2018 de supernova met zijn ensemble Scarbo.
Nele Tiebout studeerde aan het KCB en heeft sindsdien enkele prestigieuze prijzen gewonnen waaronder: de 2e prijs in de National Adolphe Sax Competition en de 1e prijs in de Dexia Classics.
Nele won ook samen met Bart Van Beneden de Supernova met hun Scarbo Saxophone Quartet.
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.
Simon Diricq is the first belgian saxophonist graduated of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris. In 2010, he won the First Grand Prix Adolphe Sax at the famous International Saxophone Competition in Dinant. He also impressed at several other competitions: First Prize Dexia (Brussels 2002), First Prize in Nantes (2004), Second Prize in Tarragona (2004), at the Rotary International Competition (Lille 2005), Premier Prix d’Honneur Ufam (Paris 2006), Laureate at the Pacem in Terris Competition (Bayreuth 2007), First Prize at the International Benidorm Competition (2010)…
As a soloist, he played with the Saõ Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège, the Belgian Military Air Force Band, the Royal Band of the Guides, the Brussels Orchestral Ensemble, the Chapelle Musicale de Tournai, the Wallonia Chamber Orchestra, Het Kamerorkest, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra…
He is a member of the Ensemble Squillante, an original ensemble of nine saxophonists who just made three recordings, and plays also in duet with the pianist Flavien Casaccio or with Charles Michiels (Duo Y, saxophone and clarinet)
Simon Diricq, who was made honorary citizen of Dinant, birthplace of Adolphe Sax, works as a saxophone teacher at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels.
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:
For more information on this programme you can contact the student administration via firstname.lastname@example.org.