American guitarist, record producer, and educator David Veslocki travels the world expressing his love for music and his passion for production. As the winner of the International Songwriting Competition, the Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition, and the Eliot Fisk Prize for Guitar, his enthusiasm has translated into success in many different areas. He has performed as a soloist with the Hartford Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and with world-renowned composer John Adams. With an assortment of songs that he has written/produced/played cut on RCA Records, Atlantic Records, Sony Records, Kontor Records, and 300 Records, as well as many more that have collectively charted in the top 10 in over 50 countries on iTunes and Billboard charts, his guitar playing and production can be heard all the world over. His performances are showcased in commercials for Ancestry.com, films like “All About the Money” on Netflix, and shows like “Hot Date,” produced by Will Arnett as well as on countless other placements through Killer Tracks at Universal Music Publishing.
After graduating from Eastman School of Music, having been awarded a full scholarship, and as the first guitarist in their history to earn a classical and jazz double major Bachelor’s degree, David attended Yale University and earned his Master’s in classical guitar and during his Artist Diploma studied production also on full scholarship. Following his education, David toured with Francesca Gagnon and performed with Cirque du Soleil, starting off a career of touring that would later take him to Maui, Hawaii, Davos, Switzerland, Papeete, Tahiti, Edinburgh, Scotland, Seoul, South Korea, Montreal, Canada, Segovia, Spain and many other global venues. His music has been heard internationally on stations such as ABC, BBC, CBS, Animal Planet, NBC, Fox, Nat Geo, MLB, MTV, and VH1. He wrote and produced the anthem for the Dreamfields Festival in Bali, the campaign for Sperry shoes, a commercial for Pfizer, and has produced music and played guitar for leading music catalogues and jingle houses in NYC and LA including Killer Tracks Universal Music Publishing, Man Made Music, Found Objects Productions, Amp.Amsterdam, Human Worldwide, and many others. With a publishing deal with the Royalty Network and a distribution deal with Sony, his music has been heard across the radio in the US, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Germany, and elsewhere.
As an educator, he has taught at Concordia Conservatory, 92nd Street Y, Conard High School, Hall High School, and is the founder of the Connecticut Suzuki Guitar Academy (CSGA). David and his students at the CSGA performed at Carnegie Hall in 2017 with Andrew York and traveled abroad to Spain to collaborate with Aflonso Aguirre Dergal at the Palacio Quintanar, where they performed with students from Segovia. The CSGA is rapidly becoming one of the most unique schools in the Northeast with shows at SubCulture NYC, at One World Observation Deck at the World Trade Center, and with performances at the Guitar Foundation of America’s competition that earned his students the ranking of second place in the world for classical guitar. David has also guest lectured at Baruch College, NYU, Trinity College, and the Mid-Maryland Guitar Festival on the topic of music production and classical guitar, as well as commissioned pieces from award-winning composers such as Andrew York, Javier Farias, Nick Revel, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. .