Beginning its exercises in 1813, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (French: Conservatoire regal de Bruxelles, Dutch: Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium) got its official name in 1832. Giving performing music and dramatization courses, the organization got to be distinctly prestigious halfway on account of the worldwide notoriety of its progressive executives, for example, François-Joseph Fétis, François-Auguste Gevaert, Edgar Tinel, Joseph Jongen or Marcel Poot, yet more since it has been gone to by a number of the top artists, on-screen characters and craftsmen in Belgium, for example, Arthur Grumiaux, José Van Dam, Sigiswald Kuijken, Josse De Pauw, Luk van Mello and Luk De Konink. Adolphe Sax, innovator of the saxophone, additionally learned at the Brussels Conservatory. In 1967, the establishment split into two separate elements: the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, which instructs in Dutch and English, and the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, which kept educating in French. The previous substance turned into a School of Arts of Erasmus University College close by film school RITCS, and related with Vrije Universiteit Brussel it likewise offers Ph.D. degrees in the Arts through Art Platform Brussels.
The present Royal Conservatory building comprises of three wings organized around a patio and is the work of planner Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer, worked to his outlines in the vicinity of 1872 and 1876.
-Academic Bachelor Music
-Academic Master Music
-Flexible Degree Programme
-Full-Time And Part-Time Study
-Lunch Time Concerts
-Seminars/ Master Classes
A post master program on instrument (20 credits/semester) or theoretical program. The student develops his own artistic project (e.g. soloist concert program, preparation for orchestral career...) with the help of a tutor. Special admission test.
The Bachelor Musical is unique in Flanders.
Each year a variety of regular student concerts and performances is organised by the Conservatory, boasting over hundred events and enhanced by two festivals.
The right wing of the Conservatory contains a 600 seats ornate concert hall in Napoleon-III style with exceptional acoustic qualities, equipped with a Cavaillé-Coll organ.
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
Founded in 1877 to provide students with a practical education about ancien instruments, the Conservatory museum, currently referred to as the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) of Brussels displays over 8.000 ancient instruments acquired by Fétis, rare pieces from the initial collection, from the various funds or from new acquisitions. Since 2000, the museum, one of the most important ones of its kind, is located in the prestigious Art Nouveau building conceived in 1899 by the Belgian architect Paul Saintenoy for Old England.
It primarily consists of works about music (including more than 1200 musical or musicological periodicals), as well as of autograph, printed or digitized (scanned) scores. There is also an important collection of more than 8.000 libretti of Italian, French or German operas from the XVIIe and XVIIIe s., lute and guitar tablatures, several thousands of handwritten letters of musicians, iconographic documents (over 9.000 pieces), concert programmes and various types of recordings (magnetic tapes, video, 78 and 33 rpm vinyl, CD, etc.).
NEWS AND EVENTS
RESEARCH DAY HIPP
On Friday 20th March, students and teachers of KCB as well as (PhD) researchers present their current research on the HIPP (Historically Informed Performance Practice) Research Day. The presentations will be held at the Temple (Kleine Zavel building), all proceedings will be in English.
RESEARCH DAY COMPOSITION AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
On Tuesday 24th March, (PhD) researchers and teachers of KCB present their current work on the Research Day for Composition and Contemporary Music. The presentations will be held in Room 071 (Kleine Zavel building), all proceedings will be in English. In the evening, this will be followed by the Caleidoscoop concert by the Composition Class (Kleine Concertzaal, 7.30pm).
Contact: +32 2 513 45 87