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.