Rich Barry

Classical Guitar from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Rich Barry was hailed by the last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia praised Rich Barry as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century". Rich Barry has been interviewed on WYPR 88.1 NPR News with Tom Hall "The Art of The Classical Guitar", "In Concert" on DC TV, "Hello Baltimore" on FOX45 and for music segments on WGAL TV, WHTM TV, and VH-1.

A versatile guitarist as a soloist and in ensembles his repertoire ranges in Classical, Spanish, Jazz, Basso Nova and Acoustic Popular Music.

In the last decade Rich has performed recitals in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Paris, Los Angeles, Quebec, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and London. Notable past music projects include NBCUniversal Cable's 2018 "Erase the Hate" 20th year campaign with violinist Katie Thomas, the Maryland Live's "Chairman's Club" in 2017 with Dan Rather at Smithsonian with guitarist Mark Edwards, Mastercard's 2017 "Priceless" with celebrity chef Joseph Johnson at the Stand, Elle Magazine's 2016 Washington's Women in Power List gala, USA Today's 2016 "Make a Difference Day" luncheon hosted by Andy Cohen and Lester Holt and "Make a Difference Day" in 2015 with Today Show's Natalie Morales, World Bank's 2015 Luncheon for Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain, Google's 2014 Analytics New Solutions launch event for New York headquarters, the DEA Vigil for Lost Promises in Baltimore Inner Harbor for victims of drug abuse, House of Cards 1st season, episode 3 production and music for Knight Takes King Productions, Ted Talks' 2013 - TEDMED Talks conference with singer Sara Jones at John F. Kennedy Center, Martha Stewart Media's 2012 "Sunset on the Hudson" on Omnimedia rooftop hosted by Martha Stewart and Groupon.com's pop-up concert with guitarist Ben Biers.

Rich started guitar lessons at the age of four and at nine gave his first major public performance at Steadman Auditorium of Mansfield University. Study during his teenage years 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. Neilburg 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.

Rich Barry's performs on a Jim Holler Guitar with Bose Sound Amplification and has a $10,000,000 dollar insurance policy for events.


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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
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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2019
May
11
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Saint Michaels, MD
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Jan
27
Private Party
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Jan
14
Memorial Service
Arnold, MD
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Dec
16
Private Party
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
8
Holiday Party
Cabin John, MD
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2017
Aug
11
Cocktail Party
Mount Vernon, VA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Jul
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Owings, MD
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Make You Feel My Love
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Michael Buble
Home
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Yesterday
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In My Life
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Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
Imagine
The Beatles
Hey Jude
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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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