Jaap Nico Hamburger is a CMC Associate Composer; President and CEO, Orange Music Inc., a Vancouver music production company; a Director of City Opera Vancouver; and the Mécénat Musica Composer in Residence.

He was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and started his musical education at the age of 3. He studied piano with Reuben 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 Vancouver, BC since August, 2000.