Rich Barry

Classical Guitar from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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About
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, WHTM TV, and VH-1. In the last decade Rich has performed in New York, Knoxville, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Boca Grande, Las Vegas, Miami, Paris, Los Angeles, Mont Tremblant, 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, DEA, TedTalks, Amazon, Hugo Boss and Movado. He has performed academic recitals at Johns Hopkins University, American University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, Juilliard, Eastman Conservatory, Longy School of Music, Redlands University, Washington College and Harvard University. Notable venues where Rich performed include the Kennedy Center, The Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, Rockefeller Center, 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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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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Grand Opening

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The duo encompasses the total experience that one looks for when hosting an event. They brought class, elegance, professionalism, charm and sheer talent to the event. Not only were they talented but their personality and kindness added a little something extra to the sweet sounds of their music. I would recommend them to anyone who like myself needed to make a superior impression at a great event...this duo helped me achieve everything i imagined and more!

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Corporate Function

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Very professional and talented.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Mr. Barry is an incredibly talented musician. He played flamingo and classical guitar at my daughter-in-law's 40th birthday celebration here in Manhattan and we were delighted with the atmosphere and mood he created. Being a concert pianist myself, I heartily recommend Mr. Barry for any occasion one might want to listen to some really beautiful music. Dr. Lawrence Wetzler

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Excellent musicianship and professionalism. Highly recommend.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Rich is not only a talented musician, but an all around great person! Went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. And, even took the time to send a personal note congratulating us after the wedding. I can only hope everyone has someone as great as Rich playing on their special day.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I would like to start by saying I have never hired anyone off the internet and was very nervous but Rich so surpassed any expectation I had, that I would do it again, or at least I would hire him again! He was incredible! I hired him for a small surprise birthday party at my house. He played exactly what he told me he would and everyone at the party kept telling me how good he was. One of my friends even followed him out the door to get his card because she wanted him to play at her birthday party in March. I really can’t say enough about how professional, accommodating, and accomplished he is- if you are reading this look no further he is truly gifted.

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Very talented, very professional, provided a wonderful selection of music for our guests.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2020
May
24
Wedding
Baltimore, MD
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
May
30
Wedding Reception
New York City, NY
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Falls Church, VA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
5
Wedding Ceremony
Baltimore, MD
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Sep
25
Corporate Function
Linthicum Heights, MD
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2019
Sep
16
Corporate Function
Lake Placid, NY
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
31
Wine Tasting Party
McLean, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Aug
22
Community Event
Lafayette Hill, PA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Aug
3
Engagement Party
Washington, DC
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jul
21
Birthday Party (Kids)
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
20
Private Party
Arnold, MD
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jun
14
Memorial Service
Washington, DC
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Jun
8
Private Party
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
May
31
Wedding Reception
Washington, DC
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Sway
Michael Buble
Home
Michael Buble
Yesterday
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In My Life
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The Beatles
Imagine
The Beatles
Hey Jude
The Beatles
Let It Be
The Beatles
Black Bird
The Beatles
Wonderful Tonigth
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Tears In Heave
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The Luckiest
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Such Great Heights
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I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
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Beautiful Mess
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The Way I am
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You and I
Ingrid Michaelson
Kiss from a Rose
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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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Henri Bonell
Take Five
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Fly Me to the Moon
Bart Howard
When I Fall In Love
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Satin Doll
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Georgia On My Mind
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What a Wonderful World
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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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