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Are you a top talent on your instrument (jazz or classical)? Do you want a thorough training in preparation for the conservatory, on top of the lessons in your Academy or Art Humanities? Then Young Conservatoire is for you! 

What is Young Conservatory of Music Classical? 
Young Conservatory Classical is a program in which the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, de!Kunsthumaniora Antwerpen, the Ma'GO! and Podiumacademie Lier join forces to bring talented young people together and offer them a challenging preparatory program that prepares them for further musical studies at the KCA. 

What does the Young Conservatoire Classical programme entail? 

When you are part of the Young Conservatory Classical program, you make music with other talented young musicians on a weekly basis.  

Within the Young Conservatory Classical you will have the opportunity to take intensive and inspiring chamber music lessons on a weekly basis, where you will study both classical and contemporary repertoire. You will also follow advanced music theory and ear training. Within Young Conservatoire you will enjoy active masterclasses and work with specialists from the arts. You develop your performance skills by performing in various concerts throughout the year.  

Young Conservatoire Classical lessons take place on Wednesday afternoons between 15:30 and 20 in the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

Are you enthusiastic and is Young Conservatoire Classical really something for you? Then don't hesitate and register immediately by following these steps: 

STEP 1:  
Send us your portfolio with CV at the latest on May 23, 2023 . In this portfolio you show which repertoire you master, which concerts you have already played and which competitions you may have participated in. If possible, please include an audio recording or audio link, as well as a letter of recommendation from your instrument teacher at the academy.  
The jury (with representatives from your academy) will make a first selection based on the portfolios.  

Send your portfolio by email to:, or send us your portfolio by post: 

Royal Conservatoire Antwerp 
Young Conservatoire Classical  
Attn. Marjolein Desmet 
Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp   
(Classes will take place at this address) 

STEP 2: 
Shortly after, you will receive a message from the Conservatory.  

You may enter without an audition: This is for pupils with a top culture statute and for pupils who can show in their portfolio that they have reached a place in the finals of an important music competition, e.g. Belfius, Cantabile, Steinway, Gretry, Breughel, VLAMO national finals, etc. 

You are invited for an audition: This audition takes place at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp. The exact date of the audition and the repertoire you will perform will be announced in the message you receive. You will receive your result after consultation with the Jury. 

Do you have any questions? 
Don't hesitate to ask your questions. Send an email to: