Barry Snyder will be teaching in NYC in December, 2015.
To schedule a private lesson, please email a request to
Recent events:
Solo performance of the three "War" Sonatas (Nos. 6, 7 & 8) by Sergei Prokofiev, at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music.
Solo recital at the American Matthay Association Convention, Eastman School of Music.
Three week concert tour of Japan with violinist Asako Urushihara.
Recital and masterclasses at the University of New Zealand, Auckland and at the Sydney Conservatorium, Australia.
Solo recital in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Solo recital and competition adjudicator in Shanghai and Quanzhou, China.
Morning Chamber Music, Eastman School of Music.
Solo recital in St.Petersburg, Florida.
Upcoming events:
Masterclasses at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen.
Recital with Steven Doane, cellist, Eastman School of Music.
Two Schubert Trios with Steven Doane, cellist and Misha Kopelman, violin, Eastman School of Music.
A recent recording of Rachmaninoff cello works and piano etudes has garnered fabulous reviews:
"There are other fine recordings of the Op. 39 Études-tableaux, but Snyder’s — essentially recorded
in one beginning-to-end take — is ravishing." Dallas Morning News
"Snyder tackles Op. 39 with interpretive aplomb and technical flair." Time Out NY
Barry Snyder is an internationally acclaimed pianist and teacher, whose entry onto the international stage came after winning three major prizes at the 1966 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Silver Medal, Pan American Union Award and the Chamber Music Prize.

Since then, Snyder has toured the world performing concerti, presenting solo collaborative recitals, and leading master classes. Snyder has performed with conductors such as Robert Shaw, Leopold Stokowski, David Zinman, Charles Dutoit, Sixten Ehrling and Arthur Fiedler. A well-known collaborator, Snyder has appeared with artists such as Hermann Prey, Jan DeGaetani, Zvi Zeitlin, Ani Kavafian, Sylvia Rosenberg, Bonita Boyd, Steven Doane, and the Chilingarian and Cleveland Quartets. Many of these collaborations can be heard in Snyder’s substantial discography of over forty recordings.

Held in high esteem by the professional community, Snyder is a widely sought-after teacher. Since 1970, Snyder has been Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and he is listed in the publication The Most Wanted Piano Teachers and has given master classes in the United States, Europe and Asia. As a juror, Snyder has chaired the jury for the World International Piano Competition in Cincinnati and was a member of the jury for the Glasgow Young Artists Competition.

Snyder is committed to performing 20th and 21st century repertoire, and has given world premieres of works by such composers as Syndey Hodkinson, Toshio Hosakawa and Augusta Read Thomas. Many compositions, such as those by Carter Pann and Verne Reynolds, have been written specifically for him.

Barry Snyder studied solo piano with renowned teachers Wilbur Hollman, Vladimir Sokoloff, and Cecile Genhart and studied chamber music with John Celentano and Brooks Smith.

"Barry Snyder was brilliant." The New Yorker
"His sparkling, inordinately flexible and lively piano playing literally tore one from the seat." Vienna
"Stunning doesn't come close to describing Snyder's performance. His virtuosity completely captivated everyone."Terre Haute