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Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Presents

International Guitar Night

The 24th annual International Guitar Night is back with a brand new line up of internationally-acclaimed musicians. Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and storytelling.

Luca Stricagnoli | Italy

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 makes him a true entertainer.

Thu Le | Vietnam

Thu Le is an International award winning classical guitarist and certified guitar teacher. Her wide ranging repertoire includes Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern and Latin American styles in addition to playing compositions inspired by local traditions and cultures from around the world. In 2021 Thu participated in the highly acclaimed “The Walls” project by Sergio Assad. A collaboration between Sergio Assad, Yo-Yo Ma and 60 leading classical guitarists from around the world. In 2022 she successfully toured across the US, Europe and Asia.

Marco Pereira | Brazil

Marco 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

Minnie Marks | Australia

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. From winning the world renowned ‘Bluesfest Busking Competition’ in 201, to taking out the People’s Choice Award’ at both Blues At Bridgetown and Nannup Music Festival, plus earning the winning place of ‘Best Guitarist’ for the Open Arms Festival competition, Marks is no stranger on the block.

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre welcomes you back to live performance. We are following current public health authority guidelines to keep our patrons as safe as possible.

Stay home if you are ill. Continue to respect personal space of two metres where possible. Wash hands and/or use hand-sanitizing stations.

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