Pianist, Conductor, Music Director, Arranger/Orchestrator/Composer and Educator has established a distinguished and multifaceted career as both soloist and collaborator with the premier artists in the Classical, Operatic, Broadway, Jazz and Pop music genres.
A Steinway Artist, pianist Lee Musiker has performed with the New York Philharmonic and Principal Brass Quintet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Orpheus, Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras. Lee is a recipient of Grammy and Emmy awards, a Platinum Album, was a guest on NPR's Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz", Judy Carmichael's "Jazz Inspired" and was featured in Steinway and Keyboard magazines.
Mr. Musiker has guest conducted The New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, National Symphony Orchestras and was Music Director/Principal Conductor of the Palm Beach Pops for the 2014/15 season. Other conducting credits include the Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini Institute Orchestras, and Music Director/Conductor for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
From 2001-2013 Lee toured and recorded with Tony Bennett and was Music Director/Pianist for the multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning albums "Tony Bennett: Duets-An American Classic", "Duets 2", and the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga collaboration "Cheek to Cheek".
As arranger/orchestrator/composer, Mr. Musiker has written for symphonic, chamber and pops orchestras, big band, brass quintet, for classical, operatic, Broadway, jazz and cabaret artists, and for recordings, film, television and jingles.
A native New Yorker and a fourth-generation musician, Lee received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman School of Music, with further studies at The Juilliard School and Bard College. As an educator, Mr. Musiker has served on the faculties of the Mannes School of Music, New School, New York University, has given Masterclasses at The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program, Indiana University and most recently was a visiting Artist-in-residence at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Lee Musiker has performed and/or recorded with this platinum
roster of artists;
Kathleen Battle, Harolyn Blackwell, Stephanie Blythe, Andrea Bocelli, Eddie Daniels, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, Nathan Gunn, Marilyn Horne, Sylvia McNair, Julia Migenes, Dawn Upshaw, Deborah Voigt, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Judy Collins, Michael Feinstein, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Cyndi Lauper, Seth MacFarlane, Manhattan Transfer, John Mayer, Paul McCartney, Diane Reeves, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Mel Tormé, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Cook, Joel Grey, Audra McDonald, Maureen McGovern, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Mark Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Joshua Bell, George Benson, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Wynton Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinson, Byron Stripling, Jeff Tyzik.