Five year old Akim Camara began his violin career when he began taking lessons at the tender age of two. He mother took him to attend a performance of the Johann Strauss Orchestra featuring Andre Rieu. Akim immediately took to the violin, telling his mother he wanted to be like Andre Rieu. His mother enrolled him in the Berlin School of Music where he proved to be a child prodigy. A music teacher of his wrote to Andre Rieu about his unknown influence upon Akim. Rieu invited Akim to come and perform with him at the age of three years old. Two years later, Akim returned, at the age of 5, to play Felix Mendelssohn’s Dance of the Fairies.