Eric Lesko's unique style of Solo Guitar playing has captivated audiences in Central Florida for over 25 years. His passion for playing plus his extensive experience and robust repertoire makes him the perfect choice for your next happening.
Eric's musical background includes performing for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions, Corporate Functions, Fine Dining and Cocktails, Conventions, Broadway Shows, Recitals, and as Soloist with Orchestra. He has performed hundreds of times at Disney and Sea World as well as other venues around Central Florida. He has appeared at exclusive restaurants such as Victoria Albert's and the Empress Room.
Eric is a classically trained musician holding a degree in classical guitar performance. He has studied with some of the worlds finest classical guitarist and for many years passed on this tradition by teaching guitar at the college-level in Central Florida. His sophisticated style of playing combines a repertoire of Wedding Music, Classical, Popular Love Songs, Jazz Standards, Latin, and Broadway Tunes making his music suitable for any occasion.
Eric's guitar playing has been enjoyed by such notable VIPs as former Governor Jeb Bush, Regis Filbin, Alan Alda, Walter Cronkite, Loni Anderson, Burt Reynolds, Dedrea Hall, Vicki Lawrence, Billy Joel, Kyle Petty, and Lynn Swan. In addition to performing as a soloist, Eric also performs in combinations of guitar/flute, guitar/violin, guitar duo, and Jazz trio. Eric can also perform on Ukulele or "Uke" for Beach Events.
PLANNING A WEDDING?
I have had the pleasure of performing for Central Florida Brides for over 25 years, tailoring the music to each Bride and Groom's individual taste.This day will be one of the most important of your life, and everything including the music should be perfect.
Classical Guitar is a unique musical choice, adding a timeless romantic ambiance to your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, or cocktail hour. The Guitar is a versatile instrument which lends itself to a wide variety of musical styles. Selections for your Ceremony might range from the Classics of Bach, to Contemporary Love Songs. Jazz Standards might be a nice background for your reception. Guitar can easily be combined with another instrumentalist or vocalist for that special ensemble you might have in mind. Whether it be an intimate garden, grand hotel, or church wedding , Classical Guitar is always appropriate. Your wedding music can also be performed on Ukulele for a romantic beach wedding.
With over 25 years of experience providing Wedding Music, I hope you will allow me to contribute in making your wedding day a special one to remember. My sophisticated style of playing will combine a robust repertoire of Classical, Pop, and Jazz, adding an unforgettable ambiance to your Wedding Day.
Eric Lesko comes from a family of musicians. He began guitar lessons at age five as the Beatles were invading the American music scene. Growing up in New Jersey, Eric performed in rock bands until becoming interested in classical guitar. With New York City only a short bus ride away, he spent as much time as possible in the city, studying guitar with Russian born Classical Guitarist, Dr. Alexander Bellow, and Jazz Legend "Bucky" Pizzarelli. During this time he attended recitals of such notables as Andre Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. Being immersed in this musical scene inspired him to make music his life.
Eric earned a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford where he studied under the direction of guitar pedagogue, Richard Provost. While at Hartt and shortly after, Eric performed in numerous Master Classes for internationally acclaimed artists such as Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghiglia, Michael Lorimer, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.
Mr. Lesko has taught guitar at the college level for over twenty years teaching on the music faculties of University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Stetson University, Bethune Cookman College, Florida Southern College, and St. Leo College.
Eric's extensive performing experience includes anything from Weddings to Fine Dining, Solo Recitals to Concerto Soloist with the former Florida Symphony Orchestra. Eric has appeared hundreds of times at Disney and Sea World as well as other venues around Central Florida.
Throughout the years he has had many unique experiences while performing. One of his favorites was having the opportunity to play the MASH theme song for Alan Alda as well as other stars in attendance at a cast party for the show, "Win, Lose or Draw" at EPCOT Center.