After classical studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and harmony, counterpoint and fugue lessons with Jeannine Richer, Raphael Eligoulachvili followed the film music classes of Laurent Petitgirard. He completed his training by studying electronic music at the CCRMA, (Center For Computer Research In Music & Acoustics) acoustic and musical research centre of the Stanford University in California.
His professional career began as a composer, author and performer at EMI Group where he released two records in the early 1990s (J'me Fais du Bien and Les Garçons Aiment les Filles). In parallel he writes music for the theatre (Patrick Timsit, Clémentine Célarié, Sophia Aram [fr]), for the TV (Chic on Arte and Cash Investigation on France 2) and also composes advertising music for prestigious brands (Cartier, Vuitton, Air France, etc.). He writes songs for Gloria Gaynor, Yi Zhou, and composes for the cinema with, among others, in 2008, Dante 01 in collaboration with Eric Wenger, first solo feature film by Marc Caro (Delicatessen and La Cité des enfants perdus), in 2013, Rue Mandar by Idit Cebula [fr] and in 2020 Ibrahim a film by Samir Guesmi.