After studying classics in a quite out of the ordinary Belgian grammar school of Classics (at Schola Nova, where he still teaches cello and chamber music to youngsters), Raphaël Feye opted for a musical life course: while perfecting his Masters and First Prize in Music (cello with Marie Hallynck and Jeroen Reuling, Music History and chamber music at the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels as well as the Hochschule für Musik Felix Mendelsohn-Bartoldy in Leipzig with Peter Hörr, he went on studying Chamber Music on the field of Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, thereby crossing the paths of remarkable teachers such as: Lluis Claret (Barcelona), Miklos Perenyi, Gary Hoffman, while having the privilege to perfect his art in tune with the following ensembles: Alban Berg Quartet, Artemis Quartet, Danel Quartet, Eberhard Feltz, or being on stage with prominent musicians such as: James Boyd, Bogdan Bozovic, Elina Buksha, Malin Broman, Jean-Michel Charlier, Guy Danel, Lorenzo Gatto, Ashot Khatchatourian, Pavel Kolesnikov, Yura Lee, Aleksandar Madzar, Pascal Moraguès, Philippe Raskin, Laura Samuel, George Tudorache, Boyan Vodenitcharov among others.
As an active cellist member of the CoryFeye quartet he founded and operated in between 2002 until 2014, he performed in various cities, thrilling audiences of most European music festivals as well as concert halls of Belgium (Bozar, Flagey, Amuz, La Monnaie, De Singel of Antwerp, Concertgebouw Bruges, PBA and Stadschouwburg of Leuven or Kortrijk…) with composers as varied and cosmopolitan as Philippe Boesmans, Peter Eötvös, Christopher Muscat, Frederik Neyrinck, Frederik van Rossum. Besides, he partook in numerous workshops and tours, supporting his commitment alongside the “Jeunesses Musicales” (touring the Voyage sur le Danube” among others).
In terms of conducting, his first magic wanded steps took stage at the side of Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Jorma Panula and Niels Muus; he conducted the London Mozart Players as well as the Janacek Philharmonic of Ostrava, National Opera of Constanta and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. In 2016, he was awarded the special prize of the London Soloists contest and invited to conduct the Magic Flute at the Ruse State Opera. Deeply inspired by his work, he has further collaborated with Roger Norrington: regularly attending his rehearsals and sometime accompanying him with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the London Philharmonic and the Kammerphilharmonie of Bremen.
His “work in raking progress” includes the creation of an ensemble, together with Camille Feye: Les Métamorphoses (see website: www.lesmetamorphoses.be), recordings among others of Haydn-Lipatti-Mozart (under the label EPR Classics and for the national broadcasting Belgian classical channels Musique3 and Klara), touring with Les Métamorphoses and the pianist Julien Libeer, Re-creating the Requiem by François-Auguste Gevaert with the Ensemble Vocal de Bruxelles. Since 2016 he has been guest conductor at the Ruse State Opera for the following operas: die Zauberflöte, Entführung aus dem Sérail, Don Pasquale; and soon to be with Don Giovanni in 2019.