Born to a musical family, Raphael Olivier discovers the musical world at age 3, falling in love with the cello. He rapidly performs concerts with European classical ensembles by age 8, in countries such as Italy (Torino classical music festival), England (Trinity College of London), and France (Lyon Symphony Hall, Massy Symphony Hall, amongst others).
In 2012, he decides to move to Chicago to pursue his musical dream.
Absolute turning point in his artistic journey, he is quickly noticed by famous educator David Bloom, and joins the Bloom School of Jazz, where, eventually, a PBS documentary will retrace his eclectic path. During his years of American dream, he is regularly solicited in the studio, and performs with his musical projets in such venues as the mythical Chicago Symphony Center, the Lincoln Hall and the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 2015, upon graduating with honors from the French International School of Chicago, he is accepted as a scholarship student at the famous Berklee College of Music and New School of New-York, but decides to move back to Paris, where he enrolls at the prestigious National Superior Conservatory of Paris (CNSM).
2016 marks a new turning point in Raphael Olivier’s career, as he is invited to perform with the National Jazz Orchestra at the Villette Jazz Festival, in front of a full house at the Paris Philharmony. In the same year, he will release his first film score, composed over the short film « La Fauvette ».
2017 marks his debuts as a recording artist, being invited to record his music at the mythical Davout Studios (Miles Davis, The Rollings Stones, Ray Charles…), and will release two major film scores: the "Anonymous" soundtrack, along with the "Pablosphere" original score.
2018 is a year of openings, as Raphael composes modern scores for short films (“Mime Martial”) as well as for prestigious brands (Cartier), in addition to the launch of his critically acclaimed electro project AVBE. Currently living between Paris and Los Angeles, Raphael is constantly seeking for new artistic horizons and sound possibilities.