The classical department 

is very international in its composition and a close-knit community

We work towards one common goal: to let our students blossom, in an amicable atmosphere, into excellent musicians whose energy and creativity offer a valuable contribution to the international world of music and to society. Maastricht, where we are based, lies in the heart of Europe - the cradle of classical music.

Every year, enthusiastic and talented students apply to the Classical Music department of Conservatorium Maastricht. Making music is one of the most wonderful and fulfilling activities available to us. Music as a profession is a tough option: it takes more than talent or the gift of playing an instrument. It also requires skills such as curiosity, an active inquiring attitude and an artistic and social personality.

We focus on excelling together – this makes studying at Conservatorium Maastricht the right choice for many young, ambitious musicians. What will you choose?

Classical lecturers

Top Notch Education by the best

Axel Everaert

Classical solo singing / Opera

The musical education of Axel Steven Everaert began at the National Opera Hou

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Anouk Habets

Moving Techniques (opera)

Anouk is responsible for movement lessons at the classical department Conserv

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Egbert Jan Louwerse

Coordinator Study Coaching (classical and Jazz), Coordinator Health and wellbeing (classical and Jazz), Coordinator Classical Masterclasses

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Floris Onstwedder

Classical Trumper

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Raimund Nolte

Lecturer Classical Singing / Opera

After first completing studies in mathematics, music pedagogy and viola in Co

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Kyoko Yonemoto

Classical Violin

Kyoko Yonemoto (born 1984) is widely considered to be one of the most promisi

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Jonas Wolf

MUSIC THEORY (CLASSICAL)

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Marc Schaeferdiek

Classical Oboe / Chamber Music

Marc Schaeferdiek (born 1967) studied the oboe with acclaimed teachers such a

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Hans Nickel

Classical tuba / Methodology Tuba

The internationally acclaimed performer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator

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Roeland Hendrikx

Classical Clarinet

Roeland Hendrikx is one of the leading Belgian clarinet players of the presen

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Nynke van den Bergh

Acting techniques (opera)

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Benny Wiame

Classical Trumpet

Benny Wiame (born 1962) teaches Trumpet at Conservatorium Maastricht.

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Inge Pasmans

Coordinator Music Theory (Classical) / Lecturer Music Theory / Research Coach (Music in Education)

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Joop Celis

Classical Piano

Joop Celis (born 1958) teaches Piano and Chamber Music in the Classical Music

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Albrecht Holder

Classical Bassoon

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Willy Bessems

Classical Horn / Methodology Horn

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Rik Bastiaens

Applied Piano / Junior Conservatorium Classical

Rik Bastiaens (born 1975) studied Organ with Dorthy de Rooij and Theory of Mu

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Erwin Deleux

School Participation Council / correpetitor

Pianist Erwin Deleux (born 1973) studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwer

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Aleksandr Chaushyan

Classical Cello

Internationally acclaimed Armenian cellist Aleksandr Chaushyan performs regul

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Will Sanders

Classical Horn

Will Sanders was born in the Netherlands.

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Roman Krejci

Classical guitar

Roman Krejci (born 1974) began dedicating his life to music and the guitar at

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Ronald Stassen

Lecturer Basic teaching skills and Advanced teaching skills Guitar

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Sandor Hendriks

Lecturer Basic teaching skills and Advanced teaching skills Trombone

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Boris Belkin

Classical Violin

Boris Belkin began studying the violin at the age of six and made his first p

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Marc Tooten

Classical Viola / Chamber Music

Marc Tooten (born 1957) teaches Viola in the Classical Music department at Co

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Jan Mourik Heupink

Correpetitor Orchestral Conducting

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levon Harutiunyan

Lecturer Basic teaching skills and Advanced teaching skills piano

Levon Leonard (1978), who has a degree in Piano and Composition, teaches Pian

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Ioulia Dinerchtein Matioukova

Classical viola

Julia Dinerstein was born in Minsk, where she began her music studies.

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Susanne Schimmack

Classical Singing / Opera

When German soprano Susanne Schimmack performed in the 1997 Cardiff Singer of

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Jean Pierre Cnoops

Classical Saxophone

Saxophonist and conductor Jean-Pierre Cnoops (born 1969) has been a Saxophone

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Petra Meloni

Lecturer Italian (Opera)

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Toon Konings

Lecturer preparatory class music theory

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Teodora Drozdik-Popovic

Research Coach - Study Coach Classical

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Slawomir Grenda

Classical Double Bass

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Hans Leenders

Classical organ / Choral Conducting

Hans Leenders is artistic director of the professional chamber choir Studium

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Michelle Lynne

Lecturer Your Art as a Business

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Raymond Curfs

Classical percussion

Born in the Netherlands, Raymond Curfs studied Percussion and Timpani in Maas

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Eva van Grinsven

Classical Saxophone

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Peter Rijkx

Classical flute / Piccolo

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Robert Weirauch

Correpetitor

Robert Weirauch (born 1974) studied piano and composition at Conservatorium M

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Robert Szreder

Classical violin (Junior Classical Department)

Violinist and pedagogue Robert Szreder teaches Violin at Conservatorium Maast

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Jan Cober

Windband and brassband conducting

Jan Cober (born 1951) is a lecturer in Clarinet and Wind/Brass Band Conductin

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Claudia Alsdorf

Projectmanager Classical

After training as an organ builder, Claudia Alsdorf studied at Conservatorium

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Vykintas Baltakas

Classical Composition

Vykintas Baltakas (1972) is a musical Scheherazade.

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David Lodewyckx

Classical Music Theory

David Lodewyckx (1978) is a lecturer of Music Theory and Music History at Con

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Athanasia Manou

Lecturer Basic teaching skills and Advanced teaching skills Harp, Assistant harp

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Bart Verhagen

LECTURER BASIC TEACHING SKILLS AND ADVANCED TEACHING and lecturer Performance

Bart Verhagen (1983) studeerde Docent Muziek en Klassieke Zang aan het Conser

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Jeroen Riemsdijk

Classical Piano and piano accompaniment

Jeroen Riemsdijk (born 1962) is a concert pianist, chamber musician, teacher,

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Arjan Tien

Symphony Orchestra Conducting

Arjan Tien, winner of the first prize “Rotary-Faller” at the competition of t

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Carlo Marchione

Classical guitar

Carlo Marchione (born 1964) teaches Classical Guitar at Conservatorium Maastr

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Abigail Richards

Correpetitor Classical Singing Department

British pianist Abigail Richards (1979) is a specialist in vocal repertoire,

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Carmen Lopez Hernandez

Correpetitor Junior Classical and Choir

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Joanne Wigmans

Lecturer Basic teaching skills and Advanced teaching skills strings

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Kathinka Poismans

Coordinator Research Coaching

Kathinka Poismans works as a lecturer and research coach for master and bache

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Jos Zegers

Wind/Brass Band Conducting

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Mette Laugs

Head of programme classical

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Anneleen Lenaerts

Classical Harp

Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is making a name for herself as one of the

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Roger Smeets

Lecturer Opera Productions

Dutch baritone Roger Smeets (born 1960) studied at Conservatorium Maastricht,

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Luke Mitchell

Project Leader Jazz, Opera and Music in Education

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Gabriel Schwabe

Classical Cello

Gabriel Schwabe is a laureate of three of the most prestigious cello competit

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Peter Peters

Classical Research Coach

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Anastasia Goldberg

Correpetitor, Study Coach Classical

Pianist Anastasia Goldberg received her first piano lessons at the age of 5 f

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Bart Claessens

Classical trombone / Methodology

Bart Claessens (born 1982) started playing the trombone at the age of eleven

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Anastasia Safonova

Pianist / Chamber Music / School Participation Council

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Míriam Pascual Benavent

Coordinator European Opera Academy, Coordinator Your Art as a Business and RESEARCH COACH

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Marcel Verheggen

Classical Organ

Marcel Verheggen (born 1961) has taught Organ at Conservatorium Maastricht si

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Katia Veekmans

Classical Piano

An outstanding soloist as well as a fine chamber musician, Katia Veekmans-Cie

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Alejandro Serena Llinares

Young Talent Class / Piano methodology / Applied piano

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Michaël Kugel

Classical viola

Michaël Kugel (1946) studied violin at the Beethoven School of Music and at t

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Heleen van Rosmalen

Lecturer Basic teaching skills and Advanced teaching skills Flute

Heleen van Rosmalen (born 1963) teaches Flute Methodology at Conservatorium M

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Gustav Rivinius

Classical Cello

Gustav Rivinius (born 1965) is the first and only German musician to be award

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Bart de Graaf

Music History and Music Theory (Classical)

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Valerie Debaele

Flute performance - Study Coach Classical

Valerie is since 2006 principal flutist at the ‘Orchestre Philharmonique Roya

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Piotr Jasiurkowski

Classical Violin

Piotr Jasiurkowski (born 1987) is a Concert Violinist and Classical Violin te

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Bram de Vree

Coordinator Chamber Music, Classical Booking Agency, Research Coach

Concert pianist Bram de Vree regularly plays recitals in the Low Countries as

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Federico Santi

Coordinator Opera

Born in Turin, where he has studied composition, orchestra conducting, piano

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Classical news

Student Ilgın Top won the 1st prize at the Suna Kan International Violin Competition in Turkey

21 November 2022

Christoph Heesch wins 1. Principal at SWR Symphonieorchester

17 November 2022

Junior student Victorine Meurice won first prize at Josef Micka International Violin Competition

6 November 2022

Zoi Degtiareva won 2nd prize at Maassluis Maassluis Young Talent Competition

1 November 2022

Sílvia Sequeira candidate in NPO TV programme ARIA

29 September 2022

Jeroen Pijpers & Margarita Dudçaka 2nd prize at 6. Internationaleer Orgel-Gesangs-Wettbewerb

25 September 2022