"...His music is beautiful."
- Martha Stewart

"...such a talented musician"
- Deenise Perez, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

"...a dynamic and charming musical performer"
- Katie Crown, Elle

"Your music was the perfect ambiance"
- Molly Wolfsehr, Google

"...we were blown away by your talent"
- Mary Alice Stephenson, VH1

" really make the guitar sing"
- Tom Hall, WYPR












The last private student of Andrés Segovia, New England Conservatory Guitar Professor Eliot Fisk praised Rich Barry as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century".  He has been interviewed on WYPR 88.1 NPR News with Tom Hall "The Art of The Classical Guitar" and "In Concert" on DC TV as well as segments for WGAL, WHTM, FOX5 and VH-1. Rich Barry has performed over fifteen hundred times throughout the world.

 Notable past music projects include NBC Universal Cable's former chairman’s “Erase the Hate” , Maryland Live's “Chairman’s Club” with Dan Rather at the Smithsonian, Mastercard's “Priceless” campaign, Elle Magazine's “Washington’s Women in Power List” , USA Today's "Make a Difference Day” luncheon’s hosted by Andy Cohen and Lester Holt, a private performance for Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain, and for Martha Stewart Media's “Sunset on the Hudson” hosted by Martha Stewart.

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.