« Exuberant or serene, joyous or intimate, his guitar is always pure emotion. »
Samy Strasunas « Printemps de la Guitare »

The main defining features of Hugues Navez’s teaching are his open-mindedness respectful of the different styles, interpretations and techniques of the guitar, and last but not least his passion.

He is extremely keen to impart his musical knowledge and pass on the artistic experience inherited from the great masters and professors he studied with or whose master classes he attended : Ilse and Nicolas Alfonso, Jean-Philippe Gruneissen, Carel Harms, Alexandre Lagoya, Hélène Louvrier, Ako Ito, Henri Dorigny, Peter McCutcheon, Leo Brouwer, Sharon Isbin, Costas Cotsiolis, Fritz Buss, Ichiro Suzuki, Kai Nieminen, Konrad Junghanel…

Hugues Navez starts teaching at age 17. After having been Professor in several Belgian Music Academies and secondary schools in Brussels, he becomes assistant of Ilse Alfonso at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Royal Conservatory of Brussels).

In 1999, he is appointed full Professor of the guitar class at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Royal Conservatory of Brussels). He so takes up the torch of Ilse and Nicolas Alfonso who created this class, one of the oldest in Europe, in 1965.

The Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Royal Conservatory of Brussels) founded in 1832 provides the highest standard of tuition. It welcomes talented students of all nationalities who come studying for their Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degrees as well as for a Music Teaching certification programme (pedagogy).

The students of his guitar class perform regularly in concerts : Château du Karreveld, Flagey, the Brussels Parliament, the Brussels Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Maison de la Musique, Salon Musicora in Paris…


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