After a musicology licence in the Sorbonne, Louis Fima gets the first prices of viola and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris (CNSM), before pursuing his studies at the Yale university in the USA. In 1982, he is prize first nominated winner of the international viola contest of musical youth in Belgrade. A 10 years collaboration units him to the Inter-Contemporain Ensemble with which, as an invited artist, he plays and records. He also performs with the La musique de scene de la Comedie Francaise. Successively viola solo of the chamber orchestra Jean-François Paillard, of the Jean-Walter Audoli Ensemble, the international musical youth orchestra, the orchestra of the youth orchestra of Paris, under the impulse of Daniel Barenboim,then violist of the Razumowsky quartet, he sets up in 1985 the Brahms sextet, then in 1987, the Arpeggione quartet, two ensembles with which he wins international distinctions (Evian, Paris) and performs in prestigious festivals (Salzburg, Lockenhaus…).
In 2004 he creates in France” Instants suspendus”, a viola solo work of the Israeli composer André Hajdu and, in 2005 and 2010, he composes and records the music of Paul Hengge's play “L'Escale” and Amanda Steyrs ‘s “Le vieux juif blonde”.
At the same time, Louis Fima carries on an intense teaching activity as viola teacher at the conservatoire national supérieur de Paris and in the Jacques Ibert conservatoire of Paris 19th. He gives string quartet courses as part of his activity in the Proquartet association. He has been for more than 15 years the regular guest of the Festival Academie des Arcs, Rencontres Musicales de Lorraine…
Since 2012, he teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM) as an assistant of Pierre-Henri Xuereb’s viola class.
Since 2006, Louis Fima is more and more involved in students orchestras conducting.