International Guitar Night XXIV · 24th Anniversary | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre

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7:30 pm

International Guitar Night XXIV · 24th Anniversary

For the 24th annual tour, Brian Gore has assembled a lineup of three IGN favorites and an exciting newcomer.  LUCA STRICAGNOLI (Italy), the amazing acoustic rock interpreter, will be returning for the 4th time.  THU LE (Vietnam), whose nylon string artistry stretches from classical to contemporary) was on the IGN 2022 tour.  MARCO PEREIRA (Brazil), the master composer and performer, first toured with IGN in its early days and returns for his final go-round in 2024.  And MINNIE MARKS (Australia), the irrepressible blues slide guitarist and singer, not only is new to IGN but will be making her North American debut.  We are grateful and honored to present them all.

Luca Stricagnoli With his music videos exceeding 100 million views and bookings in every corner of the globe, Luca Stricagnoli is considered one of the most interesting acoustic guitarists in the world.

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 makes him a true entertainer.

His latest invention, a custom Triple Neck Guitar, obtained once again viral success with over 40 million views online. His performances with this instrument have been featured in magazines everywhere and even grabbed the attention of famous bands such as “Red Hot Chili Peppers”. Luca has played in more than 20 countries and in front of audiences up to 12,000 people.

Thu Le I am an International award winning classical guitarist and certified guitar teacher. My love affair with the guitar began at the age of four thanks to my father, Le Hanh, At the age of five I gave my first public performance in Vietnam under his tutorship. 

I passed the entrance examination for the National Conservatory of Music, Hanoi at the age of only seven, making me the youngest ever student to be admitted to this prestigious establishment. To further enhance and develop my talent, I took master classes with world renowned guitarists such as Manuel Barrueco, Nikita Koshkin, Hubert Kaeppel, Pavel Steidle, Thomas Offermann, Marcin Dylla, Denis Azabagic, Judicael Perroi and Gabriel Bianco.

My passion for guitar has seen me perform solo as well as hosting a series of successful master classes across several continents including North America , UK and Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  And of course, I stay close to my cultural roots performing regularly in Vietnam, my beloved country of birth. In 2018 I performed and held master classes at the prestigious Guitar Federation of America (GFA) convention held in Louisville, USA. In addition I was a performing artist and jury member at the 2018 Alma Hanoi International Guitar Festival.  I also perform regularly at the famous Joaquin Rodrigo Guitar Festival in Spain and the renowned International Guitar Festival in Kolkata, India.

Besides my solo career I also collaborate and perform with orchestras, string quartets, vocalists, violinists, flutists and in guitar duo. 

Minnie Marks is not just some blazingly electrified guitar playing freak of nature. She is also a rare and triple threat: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 

Relentlessly performing across the globe, equipped with an old Goldtop in her hands and a revolutionary Farmer Foot Drum at her feet; Marks consistently pushes musical limits with her mind-blowing, dynamic guitar wizardry and her insanely powerful voice, that roars out her truth through song as if her own life depended on it. And, if that’s not enough, simultaneously, creates bone marrow shaking grooves with spare limbs on her Foot Drum kit. Finally all three beasts are married together to forge a mammoth sized wall of sound.

Marco Pereira is an internationally renowned Brazilian composer, guitarist, and university professor.. He has performed and recorded with many top popular Brazilian singers/composers like Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Paulinho da Viola, Gilberto Gil, and Wagner Tiso. He has performed in North America on several occasions with International Guitar Night. He returns again for International Guitar Night XXIV in 2024.

Marco was born in Sao Paulo and got classical guitar lessons with the Uruguayan master Isaias Sávio and music theory lessons at the Music and Drama Conservatory of São Paulo.