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Wim Henderickx

Wim Henderickx is a composer, percussionist and teacher of composition. He studied composition and percussion at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and sonology at the Ircam in Paris and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His compositions often take other cultures as their inspiration. Use of electronics is regularly 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. Requiem, in collaboration with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, premiered at Opera Ballet Flanders in 2017. Cello Concerto (Sangita) with Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra received a premiere at the Cello Biennale Amsterdam 2018.

His work Blossomings for mixed choir, trumpet and electronics premiered in London with the BBC Singers and received an Estonian premiere at the World Music Days Tallinn 2019 with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Also in 2019, Enigma VII was performed for the first time at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins. Songs of Nature received an online world premiere at the 2021 Clara Festival in Brussels and a live premiere in Shanghai, China.

In May 2022, his major opera The Convert will premiere at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, a co-production with Opéra de Rouen Normandie and Muziektheater Transparant. Since 1996 Wim Henderickx is house composer at Muziektheater Transparant and in 2013 he 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. His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag in Oslo. He 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. He was also nominated for the 2017 Composer of the Year award by the Association of Norwegian Music Publishers.

He teaches composition at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and he is also the lead teacher of the annual summer composition workshop SoundMine for young composers at Musica, Impulse Center for Music.  

More info on www.wimhenderickx.com 

Connected within the RCA as: teacher of Composition, Orchestration, Introduction to Composition, Analysis, Electronic Music (incl. coordination) 

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