Raphael Olivier

Guitar - Composition - Film Scoring

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 he graduates with honors of the « Jazz Artist Program » at age 18. He will be a part of a PBS documentary, retracing his eclectic path, during an exceptional performance given at the Mayne Stage of Chicago (« The Cool Heat Concert ».) 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 will quickly be accepted 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 », and will present his new musical projet «Inner Sounds», boundless quartet blending American electric jazz and European pop influences.

In 2017, Raphael Olivier makes his debuts as a recording artist, being invited to record his project 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. Currently guitarist and keyboardist for French pop singer Calypso Valois, Raphael is also preparing two singles with a new exciting pop/electro project: AVBE.