Steve Barakatt was born on May 17, 1973 into a family of music lovers. When he was only four, Steve fell under the spell of music and began piano lessons. Over the next 10 years he studied classical music, and then switched to jazz.
Steve enjoyed many challenging musical experiences from an early age, including that of guest soloist with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra when he was only 13.
When he was 16 Steve became fascinated by composition, arranging and production. He studied the new technology available and soon mastered all the intricacies of music programming. So much so that the prestigious Japanese firm Roland invited him to present their new products at the 1992 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
A versatile and imaginative musician, Steve has been invited to appear on various recordings and in concert with many artists. A true music lover, Steve enjoys meeting musicians and exploring all styles of music.