Mission

The mission of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles is to organise training for performers, creators and teachers, as well as supporting and developing artistic activity through study and practice in the domains of music and theatre. By offering training at the highest level, the Conservatoire prepares students to be active as artists in society, guaranteeing them a role as social actors who are open to the public.


As part of its mission, the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles plays a role as a cultural hub on an international level ; it is a space for meeting and knowldege transfer and transmission of skills between the students and teacher-practitioners.

The Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles is aware of its tradition of excellence in training in classical and contemporary repertoires. For this reason, great importance is also placed on creation, both by making students aware of the history of contemporary artistic thought as well as through performing contemporary work or creating original work of their own.

The unique position of the Conservatoire at the heart of Europe facilitates meeting, experimentation and exchange. The many facets of cultural life here is a source of development for students, helping shape their personalities and also their uniqueness as artists.

The Conservatoire is well aware of the demands of making the transition into professional life, and to this end has developed a pedagogical project (in french) to respond to the socio-economic context by:

  • helping students develop a versatile skill-set,
  • placing a specific emphasis on collective artistic practice (orchestra, chamber music, staging...),
  • placing importance on pedagogical training through the teacher training programme (agrégation), based on the latest advances in research,
  • helping students develop a basis for their future role as cultural mediators, including an awareness of the practical and institutional realities of the cultural world,
  • incorporating regular simulation of real-life situations for students (evaluations and public performance) and by bringing them face to face with professional networks.

The Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles has welcomed ensembles in residence for the last two years. The artists selected then have access to workspace for rehearsals and performances.
The Conservatoire is pleased to support an audacious and committed ensemble this season : EtCaetera Quintet.