Royal Conservatory / School of Arts Ghent (B), ICTUS & SPECTRA

Those choosing the ADVANCED MASTER in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory / School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and Spectra contemporary music ensembles, on projects with an emphatic focus on recently composed music. Students specialize in contemporary music, as soloists or members of an ensemble. They play an active role in creating new works by both young and established composers.
GAME ensemble:
The Ghent Advanced Master Ensemble aka GAME unites different collaborations between students of the advanced master programme contemporary music of the Ghent Conservatory.
[The GAME Facebook group]

STUDENTS 2019-2020

 Students 1st Year
Jacqueline Berndt (flute), Aya Suzuki (percussion), Felix Nagl (piano), Sjors van der Mark (guitar).

 Students 2nd Year
Noriko Yakushiji (voice), Sara Mendez (saxophone), Anne Zeuwts (harp), Maria Dominguez Perez (piano), Mar Sala Romagosa (flute), Ward Ginneberge (accordion), Sinouhé Gilot (cello), Hugo Ranilla (violin), Pablo Paz Lopez (percussion) and Elliott Harrison (percussion).


with Malin Bang: October 24 > 26

with Frederik Croene: December 2nd > 5th

Research seminars with Philip Krause, Ine Vanoeveren, Marco Fusi, Benjamin Van Esser, Maarten Stragier: January 2020, 16 & 17

with Simon Steen-Andersen (dates to be confirmed)

with Karl Naegelen (dates to be confirmed)

with De Keersmaeker dance school PARTS and choreographer Noé Soulier: from March 23rd > April 4th



Les Brigittines

Oct 23rd, 2019: GAME & Ictus: Jurg Frey percussion quartet

Music Centre De Bijloke

Sept 26th, 2019: GAME: Concert with Joey Baron & Robyn

Tictac arts centre (Anderlecht)

Oct. 26, 2019: GAME & Curious Chamber Players Workshop

PostX (Merelbeke)

Dec. 2nd-5th: GAME plays Frederik Croene

MIRY (Ghen)

Jan. 12th, 2020: GAME plays Jesse Broekman


Feb. 2020: GAME plays Karl Naegelen (place and date to be confirmed)

Opéra de Lille

March 4th, 2020: GAME & Ictus play The Fifth Element

MIRY (Ghent)

April 27th, 2020; GAME plays Romitelli

D’Apostrof (Deinze)

June 12th, 2020, GAME in concert (programme to be confirmed)

Sint-Pieters abbey

July 2020, GAME (date and programme to be confirmed)

Other GAME performances

dates to be confirmed in STUK (Leuven) and Q-O2 (Brussels)


Joris Blanckaert (Ghent School of Arts)
Tom De Cock (Ictus)


(1) Brian Ferneyhough


Mentioned in this article
Sinouhé Gilot ,Hugo Ranilla & Elliott Harrison