Raphaël Hamburger

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Raphaël Hamburger
Born (1981-04-02) 2 April 1981 (age 38)[1]
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Occupation(s)Producer, composer, music supervisor
WebsiteHamburger records

Raphaël Michel Hamburger (born 2 April 1981) is a French producer and a soundtrack music supervisor.

Life and career[edit]

He is the son of French singers Michel Berger and France Gall, the grandson of French physician, surgeon and essayist Jean Hamburger, the great-grandson of co-founder of Manécanterie des Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois, Paul Berthier,[2] and godson of French stand-up comedian and actor Coluche.

After studying sound engineering,[3] he produced albums for several French artists, including Adrienne Pauly,[4] Spleen, HollySiz,[5] June&Ours[6] and Polo&Pan.[7] He participated in the French version of Sean Lennon's song "Parachute", called "L'Éclipse" (The eclipse), with Mathieu Chedid, and founded Hamburger Records, Radiooooo,[8] with Kolkoz artist Benjamin Moreau,[9] Chi-Fou-Mi Records and MMM agency, with Schmooze music supervision and sound production company founder, Matthieu Sibony.[10]

In 2016, he produced the Ritz Bar compilation.[11] He bought the former Studios Acousti, rebaptised Studios Saint-Germain,[12] directed by Élodie Filleul.[13]

In 2018, 37 female singers (including Brigitte, Mayra Andrade, Anaïs Croze, Clara Luciani, Sandra Nkaké, Elisa Tovati, Agnès Jaoui, Olivia Ruiz, La Grande Sophie, Superbus, Elodie Frégé, Inna Modja, Mai Lan and Julie Zenatti) recorded the new version of the Hymn of the Mouvement de libération des femmes.[14]

In 2019, for the first anniversary of his mother's death, Mathieu Chedid dedicated him a song, Un autre paradis, that appears on the album Lettre infinie.[15]




Short film[edit]


  • 2014: Best French short film at Festival du film court de Nyon for Hybris[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

A difficult teenager,[19] he was severely injured in a scooter accident at a young age and almost died.[20] After his sister Pauline died on December 15, 1997 from cystic fibrosis, he went through a morbid trial, in June 1998, against his aunt, and his father's former companion, Véronique Sanson, because he wanted to transfer Pauline's remains to put them with her father's in a closed vault in the Montmartre Cemetery. After the October 26 audience, and the January 11, 1999 failed mediation, there were new audiences on May 31 and June 28. On October 4, the Tribunal de grande instance de Paris gave the order to transfer singer's remains next to his daughter's.[21]

He is a regular Poker player.[22]

External links[edit]


  • Quelque chose en nous de Michel Berger. Yves Bigot, Editions Don Quichotte, 2012
  • Dictionnaire étonnant des célébrités. Jean-Louis Beaucarnot, Frédéric Dumoulin, Editions First, 2015