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Eduardo Minozzi Costa recently performed in New York City's Carnegie Hall.

Eduardo Minozzi Costa, doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona’s Guitar Program, says music is “an art, but it’s also a science.”

Fresh from a recent debut performance in Carnegie Hall, Minozzi Costa says that he chose to pick up the guitar at a young age, when his father talked to him about the importance of developing the artistic side of the brain.

"For eight years old, it was perhaps too intellectual of a conversation, but it produced results in me picking up an instrument," Minozzi Costa says.

Minozzi Costa completed his bachelor's degree in guitar performance at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, under Dr. Edelton Gloeden.

He competed for and was awarded a cultural visit to the U.S. under the sponsorship of the São Paulo United States Consulate General. The visit 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.

While in the U.S., Minozzi Costa has won six prestigious guitar competitions, including the Alhambra International Guitar Competition in May 2010.

Minozzi Costa says he hopes to continue performing for many years, and would like to teach guitar at a university when he completes his doctorate. He's also completed a major project called Pathways to Guitar Excellence --an interactive system he says helps students achieve results in guitar performance.

Eduardo Minozzi Costa is a Ph.D. candidate in the acclaimed University of Arizona Guitar Program. The talented musician recently had a debut performance in Carnegie Hall in New York. Minozzi Costa completed his Bachelor\\u0027s Degree in guitar performance at Brazil\\u0027s 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\\u0027s 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: \\u0022Pathways to Guitar Excellence ©\\u0022. This is a step\\u002Dby\\u002Dstep system for achieving results in guitar performance sponsored by the Medici Foundation. Luis Carrión recently met with Eduardo and brings us this profile.