Rich Barry is a versatile classical guitarist, able to perform a variety styles of music. Also offering a guitar violin duo option.
Andrés Segovia's last direct pupil praised him as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century." Since taking the stage at twelve he has given over 1,000 public performances ranging from Baroque, Classical, Modern, Spanish, and Latin to to Bossa Nova, Jazz, and Pop music.
Rich Barry has performed solo and chamber recitals in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Quebec, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and London. Notable past venues of performances include The Kennedy Center, The Top of the Standard, Vizcaya Museum, Domaine Forget and The Academy of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. Rich has provided music services for Google, USA Today, Elle, and NBCUniversal Cable Group.
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 and The Ronald McDonald Foundation.
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.
YESTERDAY The Beatles IN MY LIFE HERE COMES THE SUN ACROSS THE UNIVERSE LET IT BE BLACKBIRD WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS SPACE ODDITY David Bowie WONDERFUL TONIGHT Eric Clapton HALLELUJAH Leonard Cohen IN MY PLACE Coldplay VIDA LA VIVA MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE Bob Dylan THE LUCKIEST Ben Folds USE SOMEBODY Kings of Leon ANGEL Jack Johnson DUST IN THE WIND Kerry Livgren BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Freddie Mercury DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin GRAVITY John Mayer I’M YOURS Jason Mraz THE WAY I AM Ingrid Michaelson HEART SHAPED BOX Nirvana LANDSLIDE Stevie Nicks CREEP Radiohead UNDER THE BRIDGE Red Hot Chili Peppers THINKING OUT LOUD Ed Sheeran TODAY The Smashing Pumpkins FIELDS OF GOLD Sting BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY The Verve CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE David Weiss STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Led Zeppelin __________________________________ OVER THE RAINBOW Harold Arlen GEORGIA ON MY MIND Hoagy Carmichael TAKE FIVE Paul Desmond TAKE THE “A” TRAIN Duke Ellington SUMMERTIME George Gershwin I’VE GOT RHYTHM LA VIE EN ROSE Louis Guglielmi WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Edward Heyman FLY ME TO THE MOON Bart Howard GIRL FROM IPANEMA Antonio Carlos Jobin THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Jerome Kern ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE AUTUMN LEAVES Joseph Kosma HOW HIGH THE MOON Morgan Lems MOON RIVER Henri Mancini MY FUNNY VALENTINE Richard Rodgers SPEAK SOFTLY, LOVE Nino Rota DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME Wilbur Schwandt WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Bob Thiele BEYOND THE SEA Charles Trenet BESAME MUCHO Consuelo Velázquez MY CHERIE AMOUR Stevie Wonder