Conservatoire de Luxembourg

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Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg

The Conservatoire de Luxembourg is a conservatoire in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The conservatoire was founded in 1906, after a private donation made possible its establishment, which had been mandated under a Grand Ducal decree issued in 1904.[1] The conservatoire currently has over 2,600 students, from 60 countries, studying over 5,000 courses in total.[1]

It is located on Campus Geesseknäppchen, along with several other educational institutions; most of the campus lies in Hollerich, but the western part, in which the Conservatoire is located, is in Merl quarter.[2]

The need for a new building emerged in the 1970s as a result of increasing demand. The foundation stone for the building on rue Charles Martel was laid on 19 June 1981, leading to the building's inauguration in 1984.[3] There is a Westenfelder organ in the conservatoire's grand auditorium, the first concert hall organ in Luxembourg.[4][5] The auditorium's excellent acoustics have attracted a wide range of performing artists including Bernard Haitink, Mstislav Rostropovich, Martha Argerich, Felicity Lott and Lazar Berman.[6]

The conservatoire also houses a museum of early instruments, a specialist library, a music library and a large archive of musical works.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Historique" (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  2. ^ "Stadtentwicklungsplan Hollerich" (in German). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 2008-03-31.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Historique", Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg. (in French) Retrieved 25 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Conservatoire de Musique" Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine, (in French) Retrieved 25 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Grand Auditorium du Conservatoire de Musique à Luxembourg-Merl" Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, P&T Luxembourg. (in French) Retrieved 25 December 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Music Conservatoire of the City of Luxembourg", Luxembourg National Tourist Office. Retrieved 25 December 2010.

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Coordinates: 49°36′08″N 06°06′25″E / 49.60222°N 6.10694°E / 49.60222; 6.10694