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docARTES 2021-2022

News September 30, 2021

Nine students started the docARTES PhD programme

We are pleased to welcome Francesca Ajossa, Harry Buckoke, Maya Fridman, Adam Lukawski, Chiara Percivati, Vera Plosila, Stijn Saveniers, Carlos Eduardo Soares and Victor Somma to the docARTES programme. We also welcome dr. Loes Rusch as a new faculty member. The next application deadline is 15 January 2022.

In January we received 55 applications for the docARTES programme. Following the decision of the entrance examination jury, nine candidates were selected:

  • Francesca Ajossa (IT), organist
  • Harry Buckoke (UK), viola da gamba
  • Maya Fridman (RU), cellist
  • Adam Łukawski (PL), composer
  • Chiara Percivati (IT), clarenetist
  • Vera Plosila (FI), traverso
  • Stijn Saveniers (BE), orchestra conducting, cello
  • Carlos Eduardo Soares (BR), composer, guitarist and computer musician
  • Victor Somma (BR), flute

→ Read more about their research projects

We also welcome a new faculty member: dr. Loes Rusch.

About docARTES

docARTES provides a 4-year doctoral curriculum, consisting of research and training. It allows doctoral students to develop their artistic qualities, broaden their academic knowledge and expand their methodological skills. This curriculum is supplemented by individual research supervision and is integrated in a professional research biotope, preparing doctoral students for a professional career as an artist-researcher. There are currently about 60 students in the doctoral programme and 40 alumni. docARTES is a collaboration between the following higher education institutions:

  • Orpheus Institute, coordinating institution (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Association (Leuven, Belgium)
  • LUCA Lemmens (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Antwerp University Association (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Leiden University, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Royal Conservatoire The Hague (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • Conservatory of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

The yearly application deadline is on 15 January.

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