Wim Henderickx

Wim Henderickx

Wim Henderickx is a composer, conductor, percussionist and teacher composition. 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 his newest full CD Nostalgia (2019) in cooperation with The Boho Strings and David Ramael received international rave reviews.

Symphony No. 2 (Aquarius’ Dream) for orchestra, soprano, electronics and lighting design was given its world premiere in 2017 by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Claron McFadden, Jorrit Taminga, Luigi De Angelis & Sergio Policicchio in the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp.

Revelations, commissioned by Muziektheater Transparant, had its world premiere in 2017 in the Opera21 Festival in Antwerp and on Operadays Rotterdam.

In 2019 Harp Concertino premiered with Agnès Clément and the Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alain Altinoglu at Bozar in Brussels and Enigma VII for orchestra had a premiere at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

The scores of Wim Henderickx 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 composition school for youngsters at Musica, Impulse Center for Music.


Photo: Filip Van Roe


Productions with Wim Henderickx

Production Function
Songs of Nature - (Current season)Composition
Revelations - (Current season)Composition | Musical direction
Revelations - (Season 2018-2019)Composition | Musical direction
Revelations - (Season 2017-2018)Percussion, Composition | Musical direction
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