Steve Barakatt in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada from a family of Lebanese origins is a Canadian composer, music producer, pianist, singer and creative director. When he was four, he began piano lessons. Over the next 10 years he studied classical music, and then switched to jazz.
Barakatt enjoyed many challenging musical experiences from an early age, including that of guest soloist with l'Orchestre symphonique de Québec when he was 13. When he was 16, he 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 Japanese firm Roland invited him to present their new products at the 1992 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
Barakatt has been invited to appear on various recordings and live performances with many artists and ensembles from the Alexandrov Red Army Choir to the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. A true passionate artist, Barakatt enjoys meeting musicians and exploring all styles of music.
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