B i o g r a p h y
Karim Maurice is a French pianist composer-arranger who performs in various style of music like international classic orchestras and also jazz area and current music.
Qualified as an international concert artist, he is a side-man and also a great leader covering several stages. His personal projects reflect his taste for cultural mixture where people can meet and share without any musical borders.
Karim Maurice was born in Grenoble in 1976. He studied classical and jazz music at the Music Academy of Grenoble and Chambéry. In 2003, he won the first prize of writing musical and orchestration at the famous National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon.
Through his Karim Maurice Project, a repertoire which combines writing for string quartet and jazz quintet, he has been nominated The Revelation of 2008 at the jazz festival of Ramatuelle. Thanks to the success of this album, he won the Sacem Prize of self-production and a partnership with Francophonie Diffusion in 2013. Moreover he has been rewarded for this project during the international competition « Made in New York Jazz Competition » in 2015. Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker and Lenny White were part of the jury during this event. Furthermore Karim Maurice has been awarded for the first prize of composition and the second prize of all categories .
In 2016, he is prize-winner and grant holder of FAJE (French American Jazz Exchange) in United States for his Odysseus Fantasy project in partnership with William Galison and the string orchestra La Camerata.