Luca was born in 1991 at Varese, Italy. Since he was a young boy he showed a great natural talent with the guitar. He begins playing classical guitar at 10 but not long after decided to quit for 3 long years. After rekindling his passion he teaches himself new and original playing styles, which include performances with different instruments combined with non-conventional ways to play the guitar that manage to win him many talent shows. At 22 years old, Luca was signed by US label “Candyrat Records”. His debut videos for said label grant him great internet success (14 millions views on Facebook and 7 on YouTube) and as well as please the public he grabs major attention from famous guitar players all around the world. Now at 23, Luca is requested to perform all over the world.
“Every so often, a musician emerges who, in terms of depth of expression, advances a style so much that the way we listen changes forever. In rock, Derek Trucks comes to mind as an example. Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli embodies such a shift. He employs right-hand fretting, altered tunings, and partial capos in the spirit of Preston Reed and Kaki King, yet, like Trucks, he’s playing at a higher level.”
“Luca Stricagnoli is one of the most exciting new players on the acoustic guitar scene. He bypasses the normal limits of the acoustic guitar and adapts it to any musical genre: from pop to rock, from soundtracks to original pieces.”
“Luca Stricagnoli is a young Italian talent, fresh from viral internet video success. Wild and daring even before millions of people who listened to his incredible pieces associated his name with his face. His fame reminds us of Italian artists spread throughout the world, a real brain drain. As if a a brain, conscious of it’s power, needs to run away. It’s more like he decided to go out and reap what he sowed.”