Wim Henderickx

Wim Henderickx studied composition and percussion at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and sonology at Ircam, Paris, and at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. His compositions are often inspired by other cultures. Between 2004 and 2010, he worked on the Tantric Cycle, a seven-part composition series based on Oriental philosophy and Buddhism. The works of Wim Henderickx are performed by renowned orchestras, soloists and ensembles. Electronics are often an important feature in his oeuvre.

Wim Henderickx has been Composer-In-Residence at Muziektheater Transparant since 1996. He joined the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra as an Artist-In-Residence in 2013. The full double CD (2016) with four of his works recorded by this orchestra, received international acclaim including five stars in BBC Music Magazine. The CDs Disappearing in Light (2011) and Tryptich (2015) were developed in collaboration with the HERMESensemble and Jorrit Tamminga (electronics).

Symphony N°2 (Aquarius’ Dream) premiered in March 2017 with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra at the renovated Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp with soprano Claron McFadden and conductor Thierry Fischer. Revelations was commissioned by Muziektheater Transparant and premiered at the Opera21 Festival at de Singel in Antwerp (April 2017). The ballet production Requiem, commissioned by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and staged in collaboration with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, was performed twelve times in Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges (March-April 2017).

Wim Henderickx's work is recognised through various national and international honours and awards. His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag in Oslo. He teaches composition at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Antwerp, and he is the main coach of the annual SoundMine summer-composition course for young composers at Musica in Neerpelt, Belgium.