John Holenko has performed on classical guitar, steel-string guitar, mandolin, banjo and historic instruments throughout the United States and in Europe. Called "a skilled soloist" by The Boston Globe, he has given recitals and been featured in radio broadcasts throughout the U.S. As a member of the of the early music ensemble Sonus, he has performed on historic instruments in recitals in the United States and in Europe. He performs on mandolin and steel-string guitar with his group The Hungry Monks, an eclectic, acoustic ensemble playing a wide variety of traditional and original music. Mr. Holenko lives in Charleston, SC where he has been on the faculty of Charleston Southern University and The College of Charleston. He is also the guitarist, mandolinist, and banjo player for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Holenko is very active in music education through his own private studio, Hungry Monk Music, and residencies through the South Carolina Arts Commission. Holenko has been an instructor of music at the Charlotte Children's Theatre in Charlotte, NC, the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in Ohio, where he has also been Artist-in-Residence, The Green River Preserve in North Carolina, and American Music Systems Summer Workshops. Mel Bay Publications has published his Renaissance Solos for Mandolin. John Holenko received degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the New England Conservatory, and the University of Southern California, also studying historic performance at both institutions, and premiering many new works.