Luca Stricagnoli
Friday June 14, 2024, 7:30pm
Ticketed in advance: Adult $20.00, Youth $10.00

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Ticketed at the door: Adult $20.00, Youth $10.00
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With his music videos having Internet views exceeding 200 million and bookings in every corner of the globe, Luca Stricagnoli is considered to be one of the most unique guitarists in the world. Luca's creative style, which led him to invent instruments like the Reversed Triple Neck Guitar and the Reversed Slide Neck, vastly contributed to the modern evolution of acoustic guitar.

He has been hailed as a phenomenon and a prodigy by influential magazines and newspapers all over the world, including NME, Guitar World, Der Spiegel, La Repubblica, Daily Sabah, and Frankfurter Allgemeine.

His music gave him the chance to play in over 20 countries, in front of up to 12,000 people, and even grabbed the attention of famous bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and Walk Off The Earth.

Luca started his career at the age of 10, studying classical guitar and later attending the Conservatory, the most prestigious music school in Italy. He excelled in classical competitions, placing 1st at the contest "Citta di Lissone", and when he finally discovered Fingerstyle Guitar, he began spending endless hours on YouTube, learning techniques just by watching videos. Using his acoustic guitar, he won even more competitions, such as the Acoustic Guitar Contest "VII Festival Internazionale Della Chitarra di Fiuggi" with a score of 100/100, the "Festival dei Talenti" and an opportunity to open for Legendary Italian band New Trolls. Meanwhile, Luca met the Italian luthier Davide Serracini, with whom he collaborated ever since.

In the coming years, Luca started creating his own unique style, which included utilizing violin bows, multiple guitars at once, modified capos and unusual tunings. His breakthrough came when his arrangement 'The Last Of The Mohicans' was picked up by Candyrat Records, the most influential Fingerstyle label, and quickly reached streaming numbers in the millions. After this success, Luca was asked to release his debut album. The lead single, a brilliant rendition of 'Thunderstruck,' went viral with over 14 million views in just a few weeks, which led to him being invited to perform all around the world.

Luca started an intense touring activity and a few years later published his second album 'What If?', which incorporated many of the unorthodox ideas that he had been working on, like the Reversed Triple Neck Guitar. This instrument, which featured the first reversed neck in guitar's history, went viral once again, causing Luca's career to skyrocket, with performances at events for Nobel Prize Winners and Top CEOs, as well as having his music featured in countless television shows.

Luca started his own YouTube channel and quickly amassed hundred-thousands of followers, winning the Creator Award while at the same time collaborating with his wife, the award-winning singer/songwriter Meg Pfeiffer. Together, they won the European Songwriting Award and 10 prizes at the German Rock & Pop Awards, and embarked on highly successful tours.

On his 3rd album, 'Change of Rules', Luca debuted even more inventions such as the "Guitar Ring" but also the "Reversed Slide Neck", a unique attachable guitar neck which received incredible online success and even the praise of New Atlas, one of the world’s largest international science and technology publications.

Luca has played around 100 shows a year, from small concerts in remote towns to massive shows at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv; from private events for clients like Formula 1, Hard Rock Hotel, Infosys, and BNSF Railways, to sold-out concerts in prestigious philharmonics, theatres and performing arts centers. He has held workshops for universities and played on national TV and at international festivals, as well as being a judge at international guitar competitions.

In his career he had the chance of sharing the stage with Grammy winners and nominees including Jim "Kimo" West, Linda Briceño, Debashish Bhattacharya and many other immensely talented artists like William Joseph, Caroline Campbell, Sona Jobarteh, Lulo Reinhardt, Antoine Dufour, Cenk Erdogan, Antoine Boyer, Samuelito, Calum Graham, Crystian Dozza, Thu Le and Alexandra Wittingham to mention a few. Luca has recently founded his own music label and is also a recurring host of International Guitar Night.