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Rich Barry is a musical zelig demonstrating a diverse career as a soloist and collaborator. 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. A true pioneering musical entrepreneur, Rich has been contracted by
Google, House of Cards, USA Today, Martha Stewart, GE and Ted Talks.
Notable concert venues of Rich B include the The Kennedy Center, The American Academy of
the Arts and Sciences, The Harvard Club of Boston, Rockefeller Center, The Boom Boom Room,
Bellagio Hyde, Salle Françoys-Bernier Hall, Peggy and Yale Gordon Center, Andrew Mellon
Auditorium, Vizcaya Museum, Academy of Art Museum and The Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighey
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, Everyman Theatre, The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance,
and The Ronald McDonald Foundation.
In honor of his veteran father who supported and nurtured his musical career Rich Barry also uses
his abilities as an avenue of appreciation to members of the military. He has performed at Dam
Neck Annex, Fort George Meade Officers Club, Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort
Belvoir, and Fort Meade. In 2010 he collaborated with EMI composer Zade Dirani on the ‘One
Night in Jordan: A concert for Peace’ in the Middle-East under the support of King Abdullah II.
He has also performed for members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and has given
private performances attended by Generals, Statesmen and Soldiers.
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.