Feb. 20 to 27, 2021







After a degree in musicology at the Sorbonne, Louis Fima won two first alto and chamber music awards at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, before continuing his studies at Yale University in the United States. In 1982, he was the first prize winner of the International Viola Competition of Young Musicians in Belgrade. An experience of more than 10 years links him to the ensemble Inter-Contemporain with which, as a guest artist, he plays and records, as well as with stage music at the Comédie Française. Successively viola solo chamber orchestra Jean-François Paillard, ensemble Jean-Walter Audoli, the international orchestra youth musical, youth orchestra of the orchestra of Paris, under the impetus of Daniel Barenboim, violist of the Razumowsky quartet, he founded the sextet Brahms in 1985, then, in 1987, the Arpeggione quartet, with which he won international awards (Evian, Paris) and performed in prestigious festivals (Salzburg, Lockenhaus. ..).


In 2004 he directed the French premiere of "Instants suspendus", a solo viola piece by Israeli composer André Hajdu, and in 2005 he composed and recorded music for Paul Hengge's L'escale. Other collaborations with the scene follow: "Divine Goodness" in 2009 and "The old blonde Jew" in 2010.


At the same time, Louis Fima continues an intense pedagogical activity as a viola teacher at the Regional Conservatory of Paris and, until 2013, at the Jacques Ibert Conservatory of the 19th arrondissement. Since 2012, he also teaches at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, as assistant to Pierre-Henri Xuereb.

It provides high-level string quartet lessons within the Proquartet association. In 2013, as part of the European project "ESTHER", he was invited by the Royal College of Music in London to give a masterclass on the works of Jewish composers in exile during the Nazi regime.


Louis Fima has been for more than 15 years the regular guest of the Académie des Arcs festival and since 2007 that of the Académie du Grand Nancy and the Nancyphonies Festival.


Finally, since 2006, Louis Fima has enthusiastically devoted himself to orchestra conducting at the CRR's student groups in Paris.