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Wim Henderickx

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Wim Henderickx (°1962) studied compositon and percussion at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp, and sonology at Ircam in Paris and at the Conservatoire of Music in The Hague. Many of his works are influenced by oriental music and philosophy. He wrote works for opera, music theatre, orchestra, choirs, windband and chamber music. Electronics are often an important feature in his music. 

Henderickx has been Composer in Residence at Muziektheater Transparant since 1996 and in 2013 he joined the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra as Artist in Residence. He is also professor of composition at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam. He is also the main coach on the annual SoundMine Summer Composition Course for young composers, which is organised by Musica, Impulse Centre for Music.

He received numerous awards, such as the Prize for Contemporary Music Flanders-Québec in 1993. In 2006 he was nominated for the Flanders Culture Prizes and in 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Lier (BE), his birthplace. He was appointed as a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (KVAB) for Science and the Arts in 2015.

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