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Rich Barry

Classical Guitar from New York, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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24 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010
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$400 - $4000 per event
"...His music is beautiful." - Martha Stewart, "...a dynamic and charming musical performer"- Katie Crown, Elle, "Your music was the perfect ambiance"- Molly Wolfsehr, Google, "...we were blown away by your talent" - Mary Alice Stephenson, VH1. The last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia praised him as "a truly innovative musician of the twenty first century”. In 2015 his album “Guitarist” was a called a portrait of “talent, technique and musical instinct” by Fanfare Magazine. In 2016 Rich Barry gave performances in Amsterdam, New York, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Baltimore, Oranjestad, and London.

Rich Barry is a musical zelig demonstrating a diverse career as a soloist and collaborator. Notable concert venues of Rich Barry include the The Kennedy Center, The American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, The Harvard Club of Boston, Rockefeller Center, The Boom Boom Room, Salle Françoys-Bernier Hall, Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Andrew Mellon Auditorium, The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Hall, Vizcaya Museum, Academy of Art Museum and The Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighey House.

Rich Barry's dedication and passion of performance is equally matched with his advocacy of arts and music. In 2010 he was invited to perform at the second annual National Cultural Heritage Exchange in Washington DC. This exchange on Capitol Hill brought together ten federal agencies and twelve national entities including the National Endowment for the Arts and The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He has donated his time and performances with outreach work through the Candlelight Concert Society, Elev8, Every Man Theatre, The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and The Ronald McDonald Foundation.

Since starting guitar lessons at the age of four the life of Rich Barry has been dedicated to a career of the guitar through extensive education and experiences. At age nine he gave his first major public performance at Steadman Auditorium. By the age of twelve he had already studied with nine university level instructors, attended conservatory preparatory at Juilliard, Eastman and Interlochen and had won several music competitions. Study with Dr. Pablo Cohen, the professor of guitar at Ithaca College and Cornell University guided Rich Barry to The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where he was awarded the prestigious Rose and Leon J. Neiburg Scholarship followed by a full graduate teaching assistant scholarship. While at Peabody, Rich studied with the esteemed pedagogue and performer Julian Gray, the current chair of Peabody's guitar department.


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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
Provided services at a GigMasters-hosted event

Corporate Function

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Rich performed his beautiful music for our GigMasters Member Appreciation Party. He was absolutely phenomenal. His performance was lovely and his music is ideal for a cocktail party or networking event. It sounded amazing, but also allowed people to carry on conversations and mingle. Rich was also prompt, polite and a true professional. He is everything you would expect from a 5-Star Performer!

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Cocktail Party

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Rich was a very professional musician and I would highly recommend him to play at your event. Once I hired him through Gigmasters, there was very little additional work I needed to do on my end. Rich took care of everything on his own -- he designed the play list, he learned directions to our venue, he made arrangements with the venue staff for his set up, and he took apart his equipment discreetly while the party was winding down. And finally, his music was excellent. I am very happy I found him to play for our event; he was the right person and he did a fantastic job.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Great performance!. Extraordinarily enjoyable to work with him. Reliable, On time, very polite, proactive in suggesting recommendations based on experience. Overall fantastic!!! Thank you!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2016
Nov
9
Corporate Function
Greenwich, CT
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Dec
6
Christmas Party
Silver Spring, MD
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Feb
28
Engagement Party
Severna Park, MD
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Feb
1
Funeral
Westbury, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Dec
8
Celebration
Gaithersburg, MD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Oct
11
Wedding
Washington, DC
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
MOST REQUESTED SONGS
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Make You Feel My Love
Adele
Sway
Michael Buble
Home
Michael Buble
Yesterday
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
Imagine
The Beatles
Hey Jude
The Beatles
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Rich Barry will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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