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Guest Artist Recital: Barry Snyder, piano

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pianist Barry Snyder

Barry Snyder, professor of piano at the Eastman School of Music, performs works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Domenico Scarlatti, Frank Bridge, Alberto Ginastera, and others in his April 11 recital and leads a free master class with UW piano students on April 12.

Note: Barry Snyder also hold a free master class on Wednesday, April 12th at 4:30pm in Brechemin Auditorium. More info on this event can be found here.


Sonata in G Major,K.427: Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata A Major,Op.101: Ludwig van Beethoven

     Etwas lebhaft und mit innisten Empfindung


     Langsam und sehnsuchvoll-Geschwind


Three Improvisations for the Left Hand: Frank Bridge

     At Dawn

     A Vigil



Sonata para Piano,No.1: Alberto Ginastera

     Allegro marcato

     Presto misterioso

     Adagio molto appassionata

     Ruvido ed ostinato



Stolen Goods(2008):*  Sydney Hodkinson




.Waltz from “Coppelia”: Delibes-Dohnanyi

Sonata No.5,Op.53: Alexander Scriabin


     Presto con allegrezzo

*Commissioned by Barry Snyder


Artist Bio: Barry Snyder, piano

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.