Eric Lesko

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Orlando, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
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.


BIO

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.





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Eric Lesko did a wonderful job.....he elevated the wedding by playing soft background music throughout the event. EVERYONE commented on how much they enjoyed his music..,,

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Eric Lesko was a dream performer at our wedding in November 2017. The entire process was so easy with him, even though I was a stressed out bride to be, he was so patient with me and walked me through the steps of making sure the music I wanted was scheduled appropriately. He is beyond talented as a classical guitarist and fully delivered!! I heard so many beautiful comments on his performance! His timeless, elegant yet modern skillset is perfect for any occasion. I wouldn’t think twice about hiring him again! I would have recommended him to other people and am so glad I found him on Gigmasters!

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We had a contracted musician back out on us for our daughter's wedding, so I looked on Gigmaster for a true professional and felt it was Eric Lesko. He delivered exactly the professionalism I was hoping for. There were last minute changes that he handled without hesitation. I couldn't be happier!

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Having Eric at our wedding playing his guitar was the perfect touch to our ceremony. We received a lot of great feedback from our family that they loved having him play and it added such a beautiful touch to the ambiance. Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him and his talent and we'd absolutely recommend him to our family and friends for events in the future! Thank you Eric!

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Eric did a fantastic job at my Grand Opening event! Everyone enjoyed his music and talent. His music selection was perfect for the event. Highly recommend Eric

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Eric performed for our wedding and we were thrilled with his professionalism and talented performance. In planning the play list, he was responsive to questions and provided great suggestions to consider. He arrived early and adjusted to our change in wedding location due to inclement weather - very easy to work with. I would definitely use him again!

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Eric Lesko was wonderful and easy to work with. He is a very talented musician and provided an excellent atmosphere for our large cocktail reception. Afterwards, many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and liked that he played songs they recognized. I would definitely hire Eric again if I was hosting an event in the Atlanta area!

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Great to work with and extremely talented!

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Eric Lesko is a phenomenal musician and I highly recommend him for anyone looking for processional and recessional music during a wedding ceremony. We hired him last minute, he was very professional, very in touch and communicative, and for his service the price was reasonable. He did not require a lot of hand holding or supervision and pretty much took care of everything he required on his own end. I didn't even meet him until after the ceremony and he took care of getting fully prepared and set up on his own. He's great and I would highly recommend his services. Very beautiful music! Very talented musician!

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Eric's music was just what our event needed! Without much direction, he knew exactly what to play. He was extremeley professional, kind, and a pleasure to work with.

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Private Party

December 07, 2019
$250 for 2 hrs

Wedding

March 28, 2020
$675 for 2 hrs

Birthday Party (Adult)

December 07, 2019
$199 for 1 hr

Birthday Party (Adult)

October 18, 2019
$300 for 0.25 hrs

Birthday Party (Adult)

August 31, 2019
$399 for 0.75 hrs

Celebration

August 14, 2019
$250 for 1.5 hrs

PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Jun
24
Wedding
Orlando, FL
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
2019
Oct
4
Wedding
Orlando, FL
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Aug
14
Celebration
Orlando, FL
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
May
31
Anniversary Party
Debary, FL
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
May
10
Rehearsal Dinner
Minneola, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Mar
9
Wedding
Kissimmee, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Nov
17
Wedding Ceremony
Clermont, FL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Wedding Ceremony
Rockledge, FL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Oct
13
Wedding
Sorrento, FL
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Jan
20
Wedding
Orlando, FL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Dec
10
Wedding Ceremony
Orlando, FL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Dec
9
Wedding Ceremony
Melbourne, FL
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Nov
4
Wedding
Orlando, FL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sager/Foster
Home
Michael Buble
A Dream is a Wish
David/Livingston/Hoffman
A Thousand Years
Perri
A Whole New World
Menken
Adelita
Tarrega
Afro-Cuban Lullaby
Folk Song
Air
Handle
Air on a G String
Bach
Angel
Johnson
Angie
Paul Simon
Arirang
Korean Love Song
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handle
Autumn
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Ave Maria
Schubert
Ballad of Serenity
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Beauty and The Beast
Menken
Besame Mucho
Velazquez
Breathe
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Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Butterfly Waltz
Crain
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John
Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley
Canarios
Sanz
Canon In D
Pachelbel
Catalonian Song
Folk Song
Cello Prelude in D
Bach
Christmas Song
Torme
Christmas Time is Here
Guaraldi
Circle of Life
Elton John
Classical Gas
Williams
Color of the Wind
Menken
Corcovado
Gilberto
Dance of The Sugr Plum Fairy
Tchaikovsky
Danny Boy
Weatherly
Edelweiss
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Estrellita
Ponce
Fields of Gold
Sting
Fly Me To the Moon
Howard
From This Moment
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Gentle Rain
Bonfa
Gift of a Thistle
Horner
Girl From Ipanema
Jobin
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Christmas Carole
Greensleeves
Traditonal
Gymnopedie No.1
Satie
Hallelujah
Cohen
Have I Told You Lately
Rod Stewart
Hawaiian Wedding Song
King
Hedwig's Theme
John Williams
Here Comes the Sun
Harrison
Here There & Everywhere
Lennon and McCartney
Here's That Rainy Day
Van Heusen
Hornpipe
Handle
How Do I Live
Warren
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Aerosmith
I Just Called to Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder
I See The Light
Menken
I Will
Lennon and McCartney
I'm Yours
Mraz
If
Bread
In My Life
Lennon and McCartney
It's Impossible
Manzanero
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Junk
Lennon and McCartney
Lagrima
Tarrega
Largo
Handle
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Jill and Sy Miller
Longer
Dan Fogelberg
Lord's Prayer
Malotte
Love Story
Swift
Love Will Keep Us Alive
Eagles
Married Life
Giacchino
Marry Me
Train
Meditation
Jobin
Mickey Mouse Theme
Dodd
Misty
Garner
Moon River
Mancini
Moonlight in Vermont
Suessdorf
Musetta's Waltz
Puccine
My Heart Will Go On
Celine Dion
Near You Always
Jewel
Nessun Dorma
Puccine
Now and Forever
Marx
O Come Emmanuel
Christmas Carole
On and On
Steven Bishop
One Hand One Heart
Bernstein
One Note Samba
Jobin
Only Time
Enya
Pelagia's Song
Captain Corelli's Mandoline
Prelude in C
Bach
Road To Her Home
Ottmar Liebert
Rocky Mountain High
John Denver
Romance
Traditional
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Say Something
A Great Big World
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Silent Night
Gruber
Sleepers Awake
Bach
So This Is Love
David/Livingston/Hoffman
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Churchill
Someone To Watch Over Me
Gershwin
Something
Harrison
Somos Novios
Manzanero
Sonata Pathetique
Beethoven
Spring
Vivaldi
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
Summer Wind
Meier/Mayer
Sunshine On My Shoulders
John Denver
The Keeper of the Starts
Tracy Byrd
The Medallion Calls
Black Pearl Soundtrack
The Water is Wide
James Taylor
Through the Years
Kenny Rogers
Till There Was You
Wilson
To Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan
Truly Madly Deeply
Savage Garden
Trumpet tune
Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Unchained Melody
North
Unforgettable
Gordon
Watch What Happens
Legrand
Water Music
Handle
Wave
Jobin
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
When You Wish
Harline
White Christmas
Berlin
White Sandy Beach
IZ
Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
With You I'm Born Again
Billy Preston & Syretta
Wongerful Tonight
Clapton
You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker
You Send Me
Cooke
You'll Be In My Heart
Phil Collins
You've Got a Friend
James Taylor
You've Got a Way
Shania Twain
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Gilbert/Wrubel
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Pop Guitar
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Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
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Christenings
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First Communions
Luau Parties
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Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Please note Eric Lesko will also travel to Winter Park, Lake Jem, Maitland, Goldenrod, Altamonte Springs, Clarcona, Fern Park, Gotha, Casselberry, Ocoee, Windermere, Apopka, Longwood, Winter Springs, Winter Garden, Kissimmee, Oviedo, Oakland, Lake Mary, Plymouth, Chuluota, Killarney, Sanford, Zellwood, Montverde, Lake Monroe, Saint Cloud, Ferndale, Intercession City, Sorrento.
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