Composer and pianist based in London, Karim Younis was born in Sierre (Switzerland) and grew up in Locarno.
Karim completed his studies at the Royal College of Music London with his Master in Composition for Screen followed by BBC film composer Maurizio Malagnini and Enrica Sciandrone, furthermore with his Bachelor in Traditional and Contemporary Composition at the University of Arts Bern with Professor Xavier Dayer.
As a composer with a wide range of styles, Karim has written music for films, theatre, adverts, concerts and live performances, with his music performed in Switzerland, UK, Italy, France, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Hungary.
Karim has been awarded with a Second Prize for his music in Alessandria (Italy) by a jury including two Oscar-winning composers and he was one of the selected finalists for the 10th Krakow Film Music Festival in Poland. He is achieving successful collaborations with many directors, participating with his music in various film festivals all around the world.
His most recent projects are: the feature-film “Kilo 64”, a documentary by Egyptian Director Amir El-Shenawy screened at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival; "Scraps" a fantasy short film by the British Director Chris Brake; “Fledgling” a short animation by French-American Director Juliette Rogasik; “The Thin Layer”, by Hanna Schrage, a VR 360 Film with spatial music.
As for other important music projects, Karim accompanied the stories and legends of Canton Valais in three pieces written for orchestra performed in 2015 by the Ensemble Hodiernis in Morgins, Saint-Maurice and Visp (Valais, Switzerland).
In 2014, he was asked by the German composer Helmut Oehring to write a contemporary concept piece for string quartet performed in the Music Theatre "Angelus Novus II" at the Dampfzentrale Hall in Bern. The composition has also been played on the Swiss Radio SRF2.
Furthermore, Karim composed the music for a sport dancing choreography performed in 2016 at the Swiss Championship of Gymnastic in Widnau.
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