Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes

Upcoming Performances

Philip Glass Piano Concerto No.2
Liszt and the Cross
American Liszt Society
Music and Theology
Bösendorfer International Piano Academy
UNL School of Music
Meet my students!
Publicity Photos by Don Hunstein
Barnes' latest CD featuring the music of Philip Glass, Samuel Barber,
and Joan Tower. 
  Now Available on ITunes or Amazon

The American Virtuoso
Another fine release from the amazing pianist Paul Barnes...with a pianist like this, new American music is in good hands."
 American Record Guide, May/June 2008

American Piano Concertos including Rhapsody in Blue released on by Albany Records- available on ITunes

“Barnes, who has shown his commitment to 20th century piano music…expands his purview with these works, and new music certainly benefits from his support.”  American Record Guide

 Lewis and Clark Concerto released!

Concerto Project Vol.II
Buy it at Amazon or download from ITunes.

"certainly one of the most enjoyable recent releases of Glass's music...Paul Barnes is a shining soloist."   Gramophone

Barnes performs Glass's Lewis and Clark concerto at Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival with conductor Marin Alsop, August 6, 2005, Santa Cruz CA
Read the review in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Paul Barnes with Marin Alsop

Barnes with conductor Marin Alsop

Just published by Chester Music:
2nd Volume of Barnes' popular transcriptions from Philip Glass operas:

Orphee Suite for Solo PianoTrilogy Sonata

both volumes available at
(click on images)

What's New!

Barnes welcomes composer Victoria Bond to Lincoln for his performance of Ancient Keys on Sept.30, 7:30pm Kimball Recital Hall

Barnes teaches at 2009 Bösendorfer International Piano Academy, June 1-26, 2009

Barnes to host the 2010 American Liszt Society Festival, April 8-10.
Celebrating Chopin and Schumann

ALS Festival

Listen to excerpt of Barnes' recital at Ohio University

Barnes serves as  Artist-in-residence and performs Mozart Piano Concerto, K.453 at Oxbridge Conference in Oxford, England, July 30, 2008.  For more information, visit

Barnes performs at the Library of Congress, May 30, 2008

Barnes teaches at the Bösendorfer International Piano Academcy in Vienna, June, 2007
Barnes with students in Vienna

Barnes gives world-premier performance of his transcription of Glass's Piano Concerto No.2 at Symphony Space in New York, April 23, 2007

Symphony space

Barnes performs at 2007 ALS Festival at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Barnes performs and teaches in Korea,
 March 12-26, 2007
Barnes at SNU
Barnes with students at Seoul National University

Barnes performs in China from March 4-12, 2007
Barnes in China
Barnes at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Recent performances:

SNU * China  *  Israel   * Russia   *  Dallas  *   Thessaloniki   *  Vienna Czech Republic   *  New York   * BudapestMt. AthosKoreaDenver * Seattle  *  Boston  *  San FranciscoSerbia