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Rich Barry

Classical Guitarist from Washington, DC Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 142 Reviews
  • 269 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 16 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $400 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". 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. In the last decade Rich has performed in New York, Iceland, Las Vegas, Miami, Paris, The Azores, 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 Amazon, Ferrari, NBC, Google, GroupOn, NewsCorp, Gannett, USA Today, Mastercard, and TedTalks. He has performed academic recitals at Johns Hopkins University, American University, Catholic University, Eastman Conservatory, The Peabody Institute, Redlands University, and Washington College. Notable venues where Rich performed include The Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, 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 Amy G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 5, 2022From Richmond, VA

Rich was very polite and friendly when I talked to him on the phone. He worked with my daughter and son-in-law on planning the actual music for their wedding. I think one song was new for him but he learned it with without trouble. He is clearly a professional and a talented musician. All the guests liked the performance before the wedding began as well as during the wedding.

Review by Dr. Barry M.

Private PartyReviewed on December 3, 2021From Leesburg, VA

The performer Rich Barry was great and would recommend him to anyone. He was easy to work with, on-time, professional and courteous. Thank you Rich Barry!

Review by Jeremy J.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on October 6, 2011From Norwalk, CT

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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  • Leyenda | Isaac Albéniz
  • La Vie en Rose | Louis Guglielmi
  • Circles | Post Malone
  • I’m Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Creep | Radiohead
  • Nothing Else Matters | Metallica
  • Wild World | Cat Stevens
  • Black Hole Sun | Sound Garden
  • Time of your Life | Green Day
  • Yellow | Cold Play
  • Heart Shaped Box | Nirvana
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
  • Girl from Ipanema | Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Careless Whispers | George Michaels
  • Free Fallin | Tom Petty
  • Hotel California | The Eagles
  • Paint it Black | The Rolling Stones
  • Verano Porteño | Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla
  • 5 Preludes | Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • House of the Rising Sun | The Animals
  • The Sound of Silence | Paul Simon
  • Space Oddity | David Bowie
  • Bésame Mucho | Consuelo Velázquez
  • Suite Del Recuerdos | José Merlin
  • Here Comes the Sun | The Beatles
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra | Francisco Tárrega
  • Suite Castellana - Fanguillo, Arada and Dance | Federico Moreno Torroba
  • El Vito | José de Azpiazu
  • Yesterday | The Beatles
  • The Luckiest | Ben Folds
  • Such Great Heights | Iron and Wine
  • What a Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • The Way I am | Ingrid Michaelson
  • Dream a Little of Me | Wilbur Schwandt
  • Bittersweet Symphony | The Verve
  • Moon River | Henri Bonell
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Bart Howard
  • Beyond the Sea | Charles Trenet


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Past Events

September 7, 2022 • Club Event
Wed2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Columbia, MD
July 12, 2022 • Club Event
Tue4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Chestertown, MD
June 5, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Richmond, VA
May 27, 2022 • Awards Night Party
Fri7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Canandaigua, NY
December 3, 2021 • Private Party
Fri6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Leesburg, VA
November 20, 2021 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Alexandria, VA
October 29, 2021 • Celebration
Fri6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Morristown, NJ
October 9, 2021 • Cocktail Party
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hume, VA
September 27, 2021 • Corporate Function
Mon5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Washington, DC
July 1, 2021 • Community Event
Thu2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Richmond, VA
June 29, 2021 • Private Party
Tue8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Alexandria, VA
June 26, 2021 • Memorial Service
Sat1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Rockville, MD

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