Wim Henderickx is a composer, conductor, percussionist and teacher. He has composed chamber music, orchestral works and operas and has won prizes for his work both in Belgium and abroad. Since 1996 he has been one of the house composers at Muziektheater Transparant.
From 2004 to 2010 he was working on the extremely varied seven-part Tantric Cycle, for which he took inspiration from oriental philosophy.
His Canzone for voice and piano was the obligatory work for the semi-finals of the 2008 Queen Elisabeth Contest in Brussels.
In 2013 he also became an artist-in-residence with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. The double CD he made with this orchestra in 2016 was internationally acclaimed, including the award of five stars in the BBC Music Magazine.
The CDs Disappearing in Light (2011) and Triptych (2015) were recorded in collaboration with the HERMESensemble and Jorrit Tamminga (electronics).
Henderickx’ Symphony No. 2 (Aquarius’ Dream) for orchestra, soprano, electronics and lighting design was given its world premiere by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in the new Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp in 2017.
Again in 2017, his Revelations, commissioned by Muziektheater Transparant, had its world premiere in the Opera21 Festival at deSingel in Antwerp, and the ballet production Requiem, commissioned by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and in association with the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, was performed in Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges.
His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag in Oslo, Norway.
Henderickx teaches composition at the Conservatoires in Antwerp and Amsterdam and every year he gives the SoundMine international summer composition school for youngsters at Musica in Neerpelt. Every two years, the focus is on composing for orchestra, and ten selected participants are given the chance to hear their work performed live by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henderickx.
|Revelations - (Season 2016-2017)||Percussion, Composition | Musical direction|
|Aquarius' Dream - (Season 2016-2017)||Composition|
|The Queen without a country - (Season 2014-2015)||Composition | Musical direction|
|Territoria - (Season 2013-2014)||Composition|
|Territoria - (Season 2012-2013)||Composition|
|Medea - (Season 2010-2011)||Composition | Musical direction|
|Void - (Season 2008-2009)||Musical Direction, Composition|
|Revelations - (Current season)||Percussion, Composition | Musical direction|