Artist ProfilePhillip Lester is an acoustic / classical guitarist, composer, and recording artist. His compositions for fingerstyle guitar incorporate music of many traditions including, folk, Spanish, oriental, jazz, and new acoustic impressionism.
Both nylon string classical and steel string acoustic guitars are used
in his performances to bring to life the music of several centuries as
well as his own compositions. Phillip brings an orchestral approach to
his solo guitar style. His idiosyncratic fingering makes the instrument
sound like two guitars instead of one.
"Lester's imagination researches all the shades of coloring the acoustic guitar has to offer."
-- New England Performer MagazineFor several years Phillip Lester has performed as a solo artist in universities, theaters, art centers, and music clubs around the country. Creating melodic landscapes on nylon and steel string acoustic guitar, his solo guitar compositions are characterized by unique tunings and engaging melodies ideal for for relaxing and reducing stress. His instrumental recordings (Dreamsong and Carols of the Nativity) are popular with massage-therapists, chiropractors, doctors, dentists, and dancers, as well as fans of fingerstyle guitar. His recordings have been featured on radios stations from Portland, Oregon; to Boston, Massachusetts. He is presently residing in northern New Jersey and performing throughout the NY/NJ area. For booking information or any correspondence write:
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