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Luca Stricagnoli, photo by Meg Pfeiffer 

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Thu Le, photo by Jody Peck

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Janet Noguera

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Lulo Reinhardt, photo by Elke & Norbert Schikowski

International Guitar Night

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30 pm; 
Concert begins at 7:00

The 22nd edition of International Guitar Night will be returning to North America’s finest venues from January - March 2022, beginning with a tour of Alaska. After taking a hiatus in 2021 (much like the rest of the world), IGN is back with a brand new lineup, featuring acoustic rock sensation Luca Stricagnoli (Italy), progressive classical guitarist Thu Le (Vietnam), modern fingerstylist, Janet Noguera (California) and Latin Swing pioneer Lulo Reinhardt (Germany).

Luca Stricagnoli

With a huge online following (over 200 million views of his music videos), and with bookings in every corner of the globe, Luca Stricagnoli has been hailed as a phenomenon and a guitar prodigy.  Luca has brought his unique style of rearranging rock classics for acoustic guitar,  played on self-invented instruments like the Reversed Triple Neck Guitar and the Reversed Slide Neck, to over 20 countries with crowds of up to 12, 000 people.  Luca has even grabbed the attention of famous bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and Walk Off The Earth. This will be Luca´s third time touring as a member of International Guitar Night.

 

Thu Le

Thu Le is an international, award-winning classical guitarist and certified guitar teacher. She began playing at the age of four under the guidance of her father. She had the honor of being the youngest-ever student admitted to the prestigious National Conservatory of Music in Hanoi. She has graced stages around the world, performing as a soloist and hosting a series of successful master classes throughout North America, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as regular performances in her home country of Vietnam.  In addition to her solo work,  she collaborates and performs with orchestras, in string quartets, and in duets with violinists and flutists. 2022 will be Thu Le’s IGN debut.

Janet Noguera

Mexican-American Janet Noguera is a rising star in the world of fingerstyle guitar.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine named her one of the "30 Great Acoustic Guitarists Under 30” (2014).  She also received the International Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year, the Plantronics Creativity & Innovation Scholars Award, and the prestigious Chancellor's Award and Dean's Award from the University of California where she studied classical guitar performance.  In 2022 Janet will be releasing a new album, touring and collaborating with musicians around the world, and making her IGN debut.

 

Lulo Reinhardt

Lulo Reinhardt, the grand-nephew of the legendary Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, has carried on the family tradition while incorporating new Latin rhythms, a style he calls Latin Swing.  Known for his strong percussive playing and lightning solos, Lulo is the most revered member of IGN, having appeared with four previous lineups in addition to hosting this year’s edition.

COVID Protocols

  • Masks are required at all times
  • Only 300 tickets will be sold (40% of capacity)
  • Available seats are arranged to support social distancing between households
  • Please stay home if you feel sick or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Our flexible refund policy allows for ticket refunds for any reason up to 24 hours in advance of the concert. We will honor and issue refunds up to the concert start for those who have symptoms or otherwise feel unwell.