For more than three decades, internationally acclaimed composer, pianist, singer, recording artist, producer, and creative director Steve Barakatt has collaborated with some of the world’s leading artists, record labels, studios, brands, and organizations. As a concert pianist, he has presented more than 500 live performances on five continents. His music has been featured on hundreds of TV programs & series as well as on major sports event TV broadcasts such as the FIFA World Cup and the F1 Grand Prix. As a recording artist, he has sold over five million albums worldwide and his music catalogue reached 200,000,000 views on YouTube. Barakatt is a Universal Music MENA artist.
The world’s most recognized composer of official anthems, Barakatt is the man behind “Lullaby, The UNICEF Anthem”, the Saemangeum MegaCity anthem “One More Heart, One More Dream”, “Motherland” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lebanon, anthems for Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the world’s 66 Royal Golf Clubs, “Devenir” the official anthem of Ordre national du Québec, and compositions for numerous other prestigious organizations and events.
Born and raised in Canada from a family of Lebanese descent, Barakatt was named Knight of National Order of Quebec in 2021. For over a decade, Barakatt and his wife, Olympic silver medalist, gymnast Elena Grosheva, served as UNICEF National Ambassadors.
Barakatt’s latest Universal Music album Néoréalité, is about a parallel world. Created and released during the pandemic, the time was ideal for the composer to be alone at the piano. His creative process was a long journey into the land of imagination; a quest for purpose.