Study information

The students at the Royal Conservatoire form many ensembles in the course of their studies. Some are established for just a while, but some establish a ‘flow’ and decide to build a career together. The Master in Chamber Music is intended for highly motivated ensembles with the ambition to establish a career in chamber music. The programme is open to groups of between two and six musicians who must apply as a full ensemble.

Pianists with a preference for a career in chamber music have the option of receiving lessons in different duos or other combinations. The Conservatoire will help you to find the most suitable musical partners.

During the course you will not only study, perform and record the ensemble’s repertoire, but also devote a lot of time to arranging and composing for your own ensemble, improving your stage presence and aspects such as concert programming, financial management and fund raising. In other words, it is a very comprehensive course that will prepare you and your ensemble for every facet of professional practice.

Every ensemble is assigned three coaches: one for ensemble work, one for research and one for career development. Together they will help the ensemble to develop its own distinct profile and establish an international career. Pianists who enrol for this Master’s course but have no partner will be assigned a main subject teacher as coach.

This Master’s specialisation is offered in association with renowned ensembles such as the Osiris Trio, the Calefax Reed Quintet and Slagwerk Den Haag.

The Master’s specialisation in chamber music is part of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), which, in addition to The Hague, includes institutes in Vienna, Paris, Manchester, Oslo and Vilnius.

New this year is the international master's specialisation: The European Chamber Music Master - ECMAster


We believe it is important that you develop into a self-sustaining musician who can handle the ever-changing professional practice well. For this reason you are required to do research on a topic of your choice during the master's programme. You will be assisted by a research supervisor, follow an introductory course about doing (artistic) research and an elective in your first year. You will participate in a Master circle, a 'peer-to-peer ' group consisting of fellow students and a circle leader. At the end of your master’s programme you are required to present the results of your research. Upon registration to the master's programme, you must write a study plan (Master Plan), in which you describe how you want to compile your master’s programme. Please take a look at the handbook here.





2 years


Master of Music

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Department head

Marlon Titre

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