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.