Karim was born in 1970. At the age of 6, he enters the National Conservatory of Reims where he studies Piano, Percussion, chamber music, harmony and conducting. In 1989, he wins a gold medal for Piano, a silver medal for Percussion, and a gold medal for chamber music. He then enters the CNR of Paris in a specialized and mixed Piano/Pedagogy cycle.
In, 1992 he becomes laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and gives several solo concerts. He wins the State Diploma of Piano Teacher and is appointed pianist and vocal coach at the Reims Opera.
He composes music for the theater, for shows, for short movies and TV films.
Today, Karim shares his between composition, recordings, the musical direction for live shows (« Mike laisse nous t’aimer », « Frères du Bled », « Je t’aime tu es parfait change », « Spamalot», « Mozart The Rock Opera » ) and as musician during Patrick Fiori’s music tours.
In addition to pianos, synthesizers, drums and percussion, Karim also plays various music instruments such as the Scottish bagpipe, Irish flutes, bombards, alto sax and trombone.
He was Conductor of « Mozart the Rock Opera – The Concert » in France, Russia and Ukraine.
Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1978, Denis Bouchard performs with equal success the roles of actor, stage director, author and art director. He played in about 30 dramas: « Bousille et les justes », « Les Fridolinades », « Bang » (that he wrote) and more recently « Ça se joue à deux ». He is Lulu in the TV show « Lance et Compte » and Marc in the Canadian TV serie « Toute la vérité ». For this last role, he received the Artis male role award. He also played the sympathetic Hugo in « Annie et ses hommes » for which he won several Artis and Gemini Awards as well. He played in more than 25 movies, among which « Histoires d’hiver » and « Les matins infidèles ». For the last one, he received the Guy-L’Écuyer award and the Bayard d’Or of the Belgian Festival of Namur. He was stage director or art director on more than 100 shows: Garou, Stéphane Rousseau, Antony Kavanagh and Grégory Charles. He also created the OSM show for the centenary of the Canadian of Montreal. He is stage director for the drama « Ladies Night » that meets a big success.
On top of this, he worked on the creation of the concert version of the greatest songs of « Notre-Dame de Paris » presented in Ukraine, Russia, Paris-Bercy in 2011, Beirut in 2012 and back to Russia in 2013. Denis Bouchard also directed the live concert of Daniel Lavoie (Quebec, France, Russia).
He was the stage and art director of « Mozart the Rock Opera – The concert » that was played in Ukraine and Russia in 2013, and in France in 2014.