Award-winning classical guitarist Eduardo Minozzi Costa has been described as a consummate artist. Come share in the pleasure of listening to him perform at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (June 10) at 11:30 a.m. when he will play the enchanting classical guitar music of Brazil and Spain.
A native of Brazil, Costa completed his bachelor’s degree in guitar performance at the University of São Paulo and shortly after received sponsorship from the U.S. Consul General in São Paulo to visit the United States. The visit resulted in a full scholarship to pursue his master’s and doctoral degrees in guitar performance at the University of Arizona School of Music Bolton Guitar Studies Program, receiving his doctorate in 2012.
A recipient of 10 international competition awards including the 2008 Koblenz (Germany) Guitar Festival and Competition, where he was among the finalists and the first Brazilian to receive this honor. He also won first place in the Indiana International Guitar Competition in 2009, the Alhambra Guitar Competition in Dallas, Texas in 2010 and made his solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall in 2011.
Costa now resides in Tucson where he continues to perform locally as well as internationally. He has authored several works on guitar performance as well as having developed a unique on-line teaching program that he uses with students from all over the world.
Submitted by Richard Miya, Academy Village Volunteer