Jaap Nico Hamburger is a CMC Associate Composer; President and CEO, Orange Music Inc., a Vancouver music production company; Director of City Opera Vancouver (2010-2020); and the current Mécénat Musica Composer in Residence. In April 2020, he joined the roster of the Canadian recording label 'Leaf Music'.

He was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and started his musical education at the age of 3. He studied piano with Ruben Lifschitz, Alexandre Hrisanide and Youri Egorov.

Early performances included the Brahms D-minor Concerto at the age of 13, and Mozart KV 488 at age 18. He is a graduate from the Royal Sweelinck Conservatorium of Music, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with a soloist degree in piano.

He has lived in Canada since August, 2000.