Barry Salwen

Barry Salwen

Barry Salwen has given recitals and master classes in the U.S., Central America, Europe, Israel, and Asia. He holds a doctorate in piano from Juilliard and the Diploma with Highest Honors from the music academy in Vienna. He is associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he has also served as coordinator of keyboard studies and director of the annual summer piano workshop.

Barry Salwen has recorded nine CDs, some in the U.S. and some in Europe. He was the first artist to record the complete solo piano works of the American master Roger Sessions and remains the only pianist to have done this. In 2005, the CD was re-released on Albany Records.

In earlier times, he served for four years as music reviewer for the Star News newspaper in Wilmington, and now is most pleased to be back writing about concerts.

Articles by Barry Salwen:

Horszowski Trio Brings Strong Performance to Beckwith

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  February 19, 2017

Chamber Music Wilmington Presents the Kontras String Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  November 6, 2016

Opera Wilmington Excels with Così fan tutte

Opera Review by Barry Salwen,  July 27, 2016

20th Century Music Shows its Power

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  April 10, 2016

Joseph Provides a Lively Night of Theatre

Musical Theatre Review by Barry Salwen,  February 25, 2016

North Carolina Symphony Bestrides the Centuries

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  February 14, 2016

A New Recording of Music by the Great American Roger Sessions

Recital Media Review by Barry Salwen,  January 30, 2016

Calidore: Chamber Music at its Very Best

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  January 24, 2016

Russian Spectacular Hits the Mark

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  November 12, 2015

Beauty and the Beast Opens the Center's Theatre Season

Musical Theatre Review by Barry Salwen,  October 5, 2015

Liza Minnelli and the NCS Mark Grand Opening of New Performance Space

Cabaret, Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  October 3, 2015

Subtle Beauties from Greenville

Choral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  March 22, 2015

Russians Plus Beethoven

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  February 23, 2015

NCS Offers An Intimate Feast

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  November 16, 2014

NCS at the Oscars©: Film Music from Epic to Lite

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  October 19, 2014

An Evening of Drama and Froth from the NCS

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  May 2, 2014

Moscow Festival Ballet Presents World-Class Dance for the WCA

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Barry Salwen,  April 3, 2014

Bridgman-Packer Dance in a Visual Feast at UNCW

Dance Review by Barry Salwen,  March 14, 2014

A Russian Extravaganza

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  February 6, 2014

Emanuel Ax Shines with Beethoven and Brahms

Recital Review by Barry Salwen,  February 2, 2014

A Colorful 19th-and-20th-Century Program

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  January 23, 2014

A Stellar Violin Concert by Ray Chen

Recital Review by Barry Salwen,  September 19, 2013

Ventus Presents Masterful Concert for Chamber Music Wilmington

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  January 27, 2013

An Evening of Concertos by Antonio Vivaldi

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  December 2, 2012

NCS' Opening Wilmington Concert Features Berlioz and Brahms

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  October 13, 2012

Chamber Music Wilmington in an Evening of J.S. Bach

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  September 30, 2012

The Kontras Quartet Plays Works from Classic to Modern

Chamber Music Review by Barry Salwen,  April 15, 2012

A Victorian Concert

Holiday Concert, Vocal Music Review by Barry Salwen,  December 9, 2011

The Cape Fear Chorale Features Beethoven

Choral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  November 20, 2011

The Cape Fear Chorale Performs Mozart and Rutter

Choral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  April 3, 2011

The North Carolina Symphony: "Passion and Fire"

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  February 18, 2011

The North Carolina Symphony Entertains with Holiday Pops

Holiday Concert, Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  December 16, 2010

The Cape Fear Chorale in a Festival of Carols

Choral Music, Holiday Concert Review by Barry Salwen,  November 21, 2010

The North Carolina Symphony Features Brahms

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  November 4, 2010

The North Carolina Symphony in a Celebratory Evening

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  September 18, 2010

North Carolina Symphony Appealing in Varied 19th Century Program

Orchestral Music Review by Barry Salwen,  April 6, 2010