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Rich Barry

Classical Guitarist from New York City, NY Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 17 Reviews
  • 37 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $450 per event

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Rich Barry was praised by the last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century". His career spans 30 years of dedication to the guitar as a soloist and in ensembles since the age of 5. He has appeared 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, and WHTM TV. Reviews that speak for themselves "...His music is beautiful." - Martha Stewart ...such a talented musician" - Deenise Perez, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, "...we were blown away by your talent" - Mary Alice Stephenson, VH1 and " really make the guitar sing" - Tom Hall, WYPR. In the last decade Rich has performed in New York, Knoxville, Dallas, Denver, Boca Grande, Las Vegas, Miami, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and London. Rich Barry's repertoire ranges from Classical, Spanish, Jazz, and Basso Nova to Acoustic Alternative Rock and Pop covers. Rich Barry has been contracted for corporations around the world including GE, The Washington Post, NBC, Google, GroupOn, NewsCorp, Bisnow, Gannett, USA Today, Mastercard, House of Cards, TedTalks, Amazon, Hugo Boss and Movado. He has performed academic recitals at Johns Hopkins University, American University, Catholic University, Eastman Conservatory, Redlands University, Washington College. Notable venues where Rich performed include The Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, The Boom Boom Room of the Standard, The American History Museum of The Smithsonian, and The New York Stock Exchange. Notable past music projects include NBC Universal 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'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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Review by Nicole S.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on November 2, 2011From New York City, NY

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!

Review by Annie B.

Cocktail PartyReviewed on August 6, 2011From Bethlehem, PA

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.

Review by Maribel D.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on April 23, 2011From Scranton, PA

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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  • 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
  • Michelle | The Beatles
  • Let it Be | The Beatles
  • Black Bird | The Beatles
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Tears in Heaven | Eric Clapton
  • The Luckiest | Ben Folds
  • The Way I am | Ingrid Michaelson
  • You and I | Ingrid Michaelson
  • Such Great Heights | Iron and Wine
  • Angel | Jack Johnson
  • I'm Yours | Jack Johnson
  • Kiss from a Rose | Seal
  • Fields of Gold | Sting
  • 59th Street Bridge | Paul Simon
  • Dream a Little of Me | Wilbur Schwandt
  • Marry Me | Train
  • Bittersweet Symphony | The Verve
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  • Moon River | Henri Bonell
  • Georgia on My Mind | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Take Five | Paul Desmond
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • When I Fall In Love | Edward Heyman
  • Autumn Leaves | Joseph Kosma
  • What a Wonderful World | Bob Thiele
  • My Cherie Amour | Stevie Wonder
  • Beyond the Sea | Charles Trenet


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Upcoming Events

August 16, 2021 • Family Reunion
Mon7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Greenwich, CT
October 3, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Media, PA

Past Events

January 29, 2021 • Awards Night Party
Fri3:30 PM - 4:30 PM El Jobean, FL
February 8, 2020 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Jersey City, NJ
October 23, 2019 • Corporate Function
Wed12:00 PM - 12:45 PM New York City, NY
June 13, 2019 • Private Party
Thu8:00 PM - 10:00 PM New York City, NY
April 20, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pennington, NJ
December 29, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Brooklyn, NY
September 17, 2017 • Funeral
Sun11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Elizabeth, NJ
May 6, 2017 • Celebration
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Spring Lake, NJ
November 9, 2016 • Corporate Function
Wed5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Greenwich, CT
December 6, 2015 • Christmas Party
Sun2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Silver Spring, MD
February 28, 2015 • Engagement Party
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Severna Park, MD
February 1, 2015 • Funeral
Sun2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Westbury, NY

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