Eduardo Minozzi Costa completed his Bachelor’s Degree in guitar performance at Brazil’s leading University, the University of São Paulo, under Dr. Edelton Gloeden. Eduardo was awarded a cultural visit to the USA under the sponsorship of the São Paulo United States Consulate General and resulted in a successful audition at the University of Arizona and a full scholarship to pursue both Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Guitar Performance. He has been a Teaching Assistant (GTA) to Professor Thomas Patterson in the School of Music at the University of Arizona since 2006.
While in the United States, Eduardo has won six prestigious guitar competitions, the most recent one being the Alhambra International Guitar Competition in Dallas, Texas in May, 2010. In 2010 Eduardo received third prize at the Guitar Foundation of America competition.
In 2009 Eduardo was named the Outreach Director of the Tucson Guitar Society (TGS) and the Artistic Director in 2010. Eduardo is very proud to have just completed a major project called: “Pathways to Guitar Excellence ©“. This is a step-by-step system for achieving results in guitar performance sponsored by the Medici Foundation.