Pianist Barry Snyder studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In 1966, he won three major prizes at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then he has performed and given master classes throughout the world, has been a soloist with major American Symphony orchestras, and has collaborated with artists including Hermann Prey, Ani Kavafian, Jan DeGaetani, Steven Doane, Zvi Zeitlin, Bonita Boyd, Raphael Hillyer, and Charles Treger, as well as with the Cleveland, Curtis, Purcell, and Composer’s quartets. He champions contemporary repertoire, and has given world premieres of works, including pieces composed for him by Carter Pann and Verne Reynolds. He became a professor of piano at the Eastman School in 1970, and has served as a jurist for the World International Piano Competition and Glasgow Young Artists Competition.
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