Milina has worked in the public relations and marketing field for over twenty years. Prior to establishing her firm in 1998, Milina Barry joined the Public Affairs department at Carnegie Hall and went on to be Director of Public Relations at Shirley Kirshbaum & Associates, where she managed publicity for a wide variety of clients including The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concerts & Lectures series, Mariss Jansons and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Dublin and Cleveland International Piano Competitions, and the Tokyo String Quartet. She also developed the promotional campaign for an American tour featuring principal dancers of New York City Ballet and violinist Young Uck Kim. In 1998, she went on to work independently with flutist James Galway, and composers John Corigliano and David Del Tredici, before establishing Milina Barry PR. Milina studied at the École du Louvre in Paris and is a graduate of New York University. She is a guest lecturer at The Juilliard School.


Since its inception, Milina Barry PR has represented ArtistLed, the classical music industry’s first Internet based recording company. ArtistLed has been the subject of numerous feature stories around the globe in publications such as The New York TimesNewsday, The Los Angeles TimesSan Francisco ChronicleBillboardBBC Music, London’s Time Out, and Tokyo’s Ongaku-no-Tomo. The publicity generated in print media outlets led to television coverage on NBC Nightly News, A & E and CNN.  We have also handled publicity campaigns in collaboration with Cedille, Deutsche Grammophon, Eloquentia, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos and Ecstatic Records.

Our wide-ranging activities extend to the motion picture industry. We have collaborated with Music Box Films on the publicity for Mozart’s Sister. United Artists/MGM invited Milina Barry PR to serve as the music press consultant for the nationwide promotional campaign of Together, the film by acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige. In preparation for the release in select markets across the United States, we organized a series of special events and screenings with Carnegie Hall, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston’s New England Conservatory.

On the West Coast, we have represented Music@Menlo since its inception in 2002. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the internationally acclaimed festival features unique immersive programming, a roster of world-class artists, and a Chamber Music Institute for emerging and pre-professional musicians. Previously, we handled public relations for SummerFest La Jolla in Southern California. Under the firm’s direction, La Jolla attracted unprecedented press attention in the US and abroad, becoming one of the country’s leading music festival destinations.

Milina Barry PR offers an array of promotional services tailored to meet the needs of publishers and authors in the performing arts community. Most recently, we collaborated with Yale University Press on the national publicity for “Hitchcock’s Music” and “New World Symphonies” by Jack Sullivan. We organized an international campaign in tandem with Amadeus Press to launch Barbara Lourie Sand’s definitive biography “Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician.” We also promoted Steven Isserlis’ children’s book, “Why Beethoven Threw the Stew: And Lots More Stories about the Lives of Great Composers.” The book is published by Faber and Faber in the UK, and by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the United States.