Wim Henderickx

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Wim Henderickx is a composer, conductor, percussionist and composition teacher. He studied composition and percussion at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and sonology at IRCAM in Paris and at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.


His compositions are often inspired by other cultures. The use of electronics is often an important part of his work. Between 2004 and 2010, he worked on the Tantric Cycle, a seven-part composition series based on Eastern philosophy and Buddhism. Commissioned by the Queen Elisabeth Competition, he composed Canzone for voice and piano, for the semi-finals in 2008. Since 1996 he has been house composer at Muziektheater Transparant and in 2013 Wim Henderickx became Artist-In-Residence at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. The double-CD (2016) with this orchestra received international praise, including five stars in BBC Music Magazine. Blossomings for choir, trumpet and electronics received a premiere at LSO St Luke's in London with the BBC Singers and Requiem was commissioned by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and a collaboration with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Cello Concerto (Sangita) premiered with Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra at the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam and Enigma VII for orchestra was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Songs of Nature received an online world premiere at the KlaraFestival 2021 in Brussels, a live premiere in Shanghai in China and in 2022 this production won the prestigious Chinese GanLan Art Award. Wim Henderickx has received several national and international awards and in 2015 he was appointed a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (KVAB) for Sciences and Arts. His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag in Oslo. He teaches composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and he is also head teacher of the annual summer composition course SoundMine for young composers at Musica (BE).

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