Karim Ayala Pool

2018 Round Top Music Festival

Karim  Ayala Pool
Denton, Tx
University of North Texas
Born in the city of Merida, Mexico, Karim Ayala started to play the violin at the age of 9. Karim was a member of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16, being the youngest member ever to join the professional ensemble. He also was a member and rotating concert master with the National Youth Orchestra of Mexico, has performed with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and has also performed the Scheherazade soli with the Round Top Festival Orchestra in 2016. As a soloist, Karim has performed several times with the Yucatan Youth Orchestra, the Yucatan Superior Arts University Orchestra, and the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra. As part of his musical education, Karim has studied with several internationally acclaimed artists such as the violinist Iliana Stefanova, Christopher Collins Lee, Dr. Felix Olschofka and Professor Katrin Ten Hagen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig, Germany. Currently, Karim pursues a Bachelor of Music in violin performance with Professor Julia Bushkova at the University of North Texas.