Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 100 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe.
Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what’s next for the up-and-coming guitarist. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that attracts concert requests from every corner of the world.
His music has been featured in countless magazines and TV channels and has grabbed the attention of world-famous artists such as the bands “Red Hot Chili Peppers” and “Walk Off The Earth”.
Luca recently released his new album “What if?” in which he explores even more approaches to guitar playing. The first track of the album, featuring a new guitar invented by him and designed by Davide Serracini, obtained once again viral success with over 40 million views online and was published by magazines all over the world, such as NME, Spiegel and La Repubblica.
The album tour, featuring award winning singer songwriter and loop-station-artist Meg Pfeiffer, crossed over ten countries in Europe, Asia and North America and keeps going.
“When it comes to crazy guitar skills Luca Stricagnoli is one of the absolute best.”
“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.”