Piano has been taught at the conservatoire since the very beginning; today over 70 piano students study with four teachers and eight assistants, from different piano traditions. Accomplished musicians in their own right, they are involved in a variety of arts projects in Belgium and abroad, as solist, chamber musicians and teachers. Each student benefits from the support of our generous and dynamic teaching team who all seek to develop the instrumental and artistic potential of every student throughout their time at the Conservatoire. The course seeks to train well-rounded musicians, with a sold base in technical and stylistic skills on the piano, while also forming artists who have the necessary skills to deal with the demands of the professional life of a performer today
The Conservatoire offers Bachelors and Masters courses in piano.
The Bachelors course consists of three years, while the Masters lasts two years.
These courses allow students to focus on their main discipline, while gaining comprehensive training in artistic, practical and theoretical skills.
Starting from the second year, students can participate in chamber music classes.
The practical training also includes courses in reading and sight-reading, alongside numerous seminars and masterclasses.
Bachelor students receive a solid basis in musical, cultural and general skills, and are lead to develop a specialised understanding of the enormous domain which they are discovering.
Piano students can then build on this solid foundation during the Masters programme, where they are guided to develop their artistic autonomy, culminating in the realisation of a personal artistic project at the end of their studies. During this second cycle, or masters programme, chamber music grows in importance, and the general courses and also the seminars are directly linked to the professional world (recording techniques, marketing...).
During the course of their studies, all piano students will also receive an introduction to historical instruments, thanks to specialist teachers, and the three pianofortes from different epochs and styles, including original and reproduction instruments.
Piano students regularly take part in a range of ambitious projects, thanks to the special and varied opportunities for collaboration within the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.