Royal Conservatory of Liège

The Royal Conservatory of Liège (RCL) (French: Conservatoire royal de Liège) is a historic conservatory in Liège, Belgium. It is one of four conservatories in the French Community of Belgium that offers higher education courses in music and theatre.

Royal Conservatory of Liège
Conservatoire royal de Liège (French)
Royal Conservatory of Liège
50°38′05″N 5°34′15″E / 50.63472°N 5.57083°E / 50.63472; 5.57083

Located at 29 Piercot Forgeur, the school's principal building was built in 1887 using a neoclassical design by architects Louis Boonen and Laurent Demany. Inside the building is a large concert hall, the Salle philharmonique de Liège, which has recently been entirely renovated. The hall is the major performance venue for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège.

History edit

The RCL was founded in 1826 by King William I of the Netherlands. Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul served as the school's first director from 1827 to 1862.[1] Jean-Théodore Radoux was director of the conservatory from 1872 to 1911.[2]

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References edit

  1. ^ Denis Havard de la Montagne. "Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul". Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  2. ^ Theodore Baker (1919). "Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians, page 735". Google Books.

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