Barry Snyder

Barry Snyder

Professor Emeritus of Piano




BM, MM, Performer’s Certificate, Artist’s Diploma, Eastman. Studied piano with Vladimir Sokoloff and Cécile Genhart, accompanying with Brooks Smith. Member, Eastman Trio (1976-82), Meadowmount Trio (1989-90); triple prize winner, Van Cliburn International Competition (1966). Mu Phi Epsilon Musician of the Year (1987). Thirty-two solo, concerto, and chamber recordings on Bay City, Golden Crest, Mercury, Gasparo, Pro Arte, Pro Viva, Vox, Fun House, and Bridge Records. Collaborations with Herman Prey, Ani Kavafian, Asako Urushihara, Jan DeGaetani, Ronald Leonard, Steven Doane, Zvi Zeitlin, Bonita Boyd, Francis Tursi, Julius Berger, Sylvia Rosenberg, Paul Tobias, Charles Castleman, James VanDemark, Dong Suk Kang, Raphael Hillyer, Ornulf Borge Hansen, Joyce Castle, William Sharp, Ida Levin, Christoph Heckle, Martin Chalenfour, Charles Treger, Michael Webster, Nellie Skolnikova, Oleh Krysa, and with the Cleveland, Curtis, Purcell, and Composer’s quartets. Performed and given master classes in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Australia, Europe, Poland, Russia, and South America. Performed in festivals including Seattle, Aspen, Schwetzingen (Germany), Takefu (Japan), Vienna Summer Festival, Bechyne (Czech Republic), and Shenyang International (China). Soloist with Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, National, Montreal, Singapore, Krakow Radio/TV, Nagoya, and Japan Philharmonic Orchestras. Premiered works by Syd Hodkinson, Verne Reynolds, Toshio Hosokawa, David Liptak, Carter Pann, Alec Wilder, and John LaMontaine. Listed in the book The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the United States. Awarded the Diapason D’or for recordings of the complete cello and piano works by Fauré with Steven Doane. Recipient, Edward Peck Curtis Award for Teaching Excellence (1975). Faculty member, Georgia State University (1968-70), Eastman (1970-).