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Rich Barry

Guitar from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$375 - $3700 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.


Since the age of twelve he has performed over fifteen hundred times at a broad range of events throughout the world. Notable venues in the past include The Kennedy Center, The Academy of Arts and Sciences, Rockefeller Center, The Boom Boom Room of the Standard, Hyde of The Bellagio, Salle Françoys-Bernier Hall, Andrew Mellon Auditorium and Vizcaya Museum. A true pioneering musical entrepreneur, Rich has performed for several companies including Google, NBC Universal, USA Today, Elle, Martha Stewart and Ted Talks.


Rich Barry's dedication and passion of performance are 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 for awareness and funding on behalf of The Clark Education Trust of the Smithsonian Institute, USA Today's Make a Difference Day hosted by Andy Cohen, The Junior Committee for The New York Center for Children Hosted by Martha Stewart, The Every-man Theater, 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 of Mansfield University near his birthplace in the rural north-woods of Pennsylvania. By the age of twelve he had studied with instructors at The Julliard School, The Eastman School of Music, and The Interlochen Arts Academy. 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. 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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100+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Provided services at a GigMasters-hosted event
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2009 - Top Guitarist

Corporate Function

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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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Wedding Reception

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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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2016
Nov
7
Corporate Function
Greenwich, CT
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Oct
29
Wedding Reception
Oak Ridge, TN
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Sep
22
Corporate Function
Washington, DC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Leesburg, VA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Aug
3
Wedding Reception
Lovettsville, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jul
22
Birthday Party (Adult)
Washington, DC
9:30 PM - 11:30 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
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Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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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
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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