Raffael Dolezal was born in Tokyo in 1986.
He was only six when he began his training as a pianist with Prof. Helene Sedo-Stadler at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. He received his first cello lessons from his father Friedrich Dolezal. In 2002 he switched to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where he continued his studies under Prof. Wolfgang Herzer, Maria Sellner and Prof. Robert Nagy. Raffael Dolezal completed his training under Bernhard Naoki Hedenborg. He also devoted a great deal of time to chamber music and received instruction from members of the Artis Quartet among others.
He was able to gain experience of orchestral playing with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Lower Austria and the academy of the Vienna RSO. In 2010 and 2011 he was a member of the stage orchestra of the Salzburg Festival and from 2009 to 2014 took part in the Angelika Prokopp summer academy staged by the Vienna Philharmonic. Concert tours with various chamber music ensembles have taken him across Austria, Europe and Japan. In 2015 Raffael Dolezal was a lecturer at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
Since 2016 he has been assistant principal cello with the Vienna RSO.