Barry Snyder has developed a reputation as a versatile musician, with solo, concerto and chamber music appearances in a career that spans some thirty years. He won early attention in 1966, when he won the Silver Medal, Pan American Union and chamber music prizes in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then, he has made many successful recordings, winning the award of the Diapason dOr for a recording of the complete cello and piano music of Fauré. Committed to performing twentiethcentury music, Barry Snyder has given several world premières of contemporary music and is Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music. In 1975 he was awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching from the University of Rochester.