Wim Henderickx studied composition at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, where he also studied percussion. He took part in the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt and attended sonology classes at Ircam in Paris and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.
Since 1996 Henderickx is composer in residence for Muziektheater Transparant, an international production company for music theatre, based in Antwerp and in 2013 he joined the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (deFilharmonie) as artist in residence. His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag in Oslo.
He teaches composition and musical analysis at the Conservatories of Music in Antwerp and Amsterdam. He is also the main teacher of the Summer Composition Course SoundMIne for young composers in Neerpelt (BE), organised by Musica, Impulse Centre for Music.
Many of his works are influenced by oriental music and philosophy. A CD with his 3 RAGAS was released in 1999 by the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, with Grant Llewellyn as the conductor. Following a trip through India and Nepal he wrote the TANTRIC CYCLE (2004-2010), seven compositions with the Orient as a source of inspiration.
He received the International Prize for Contemporary Music Flanders-Québec (1993) and the Eugène Baie I Award (1999). In 2002 he became Laureate from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium and in 2006 he was nominated for the Flanders Culture Prizes. In 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at his birthplace Lier (BE).