Rich Barry

Classical Guitar from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Contracted by Google, House of Cards, Martha Stewart, GE and Ted Talks. "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century” - Andrés Segovia's last direct pupil. In 2015 his album “Guitarist” was a called a portrait of “talent, technique and musical instinct” by Fanfare Magazine.

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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2009 - Top Guitarist

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Rich performed at a special corporate function held at the GigMasters headquarters. Since we are in the business of booking entertainment, we wanted to make sure we had a stellar musician to complete the performance schedule for our party. Rich's classical guitar was the perfect choice for our event! He arrived early for the gig and was extremely polite and professional. His song selection and music was flawless. Everyone at the party was amazed by his talent and our whole team was thrilled with his performance. Anyone here at GigMasters would without a doubt recommend Rich for any gig!

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Sheesh, what a performance! Rich played his beautiful Spanish Romance Music at my beach-side wedding this past weekend. His unconventional yet extraordinarily professional approach to wedding ceremonies and receptions were refreshing, and so extremely well received by our guests. I would recommend Rich for his undeniable professionalism, extremely well rounded talent, and awesome ability to accommodate our needs. Not one ounce of push-back or negativity. Such a pleasure. You deserve every compliment, Rich. All the best.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Excellent in every way...timeliness, appearance, performance, communication, ease of booking. Book with every confidence and enjoy!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Apr
29
Community Event
Washington, DC
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
May
29
Wedding
Washington, DC
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Jun
4
Wedding Reception
McLean, VA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Feb
18
Wine Tasting Party
Downingtown, PA
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Dec
3
Holiday Party
Olney, MD
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Oct
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
Clarksville, MD
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Wedding
Washington, DC
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2015
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Culpeper, VA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Sep
25
Rehearsal Dinner
Washington, DC
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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
Chamber Music Violin
Chamber Music Cello
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Proms
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Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Rich Barry will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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