Dr. Costa is one of the finest guitarists of his generation, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in guitar performance at Brazil’s leading University – The University of São Paulo, under Dr. Edelton Gloeden and also studied with Paulo Porto Alegre and Everton Gloeden at the Escola Municipal de Música (EMM). Subsequently, Costa was awarded a cultural visit to the USA under the sponsorship of the São Paulo United States Consulate General. This trip resulted in a successful audition at the University of Arizona and a full scholarship to pursue both Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Guitar Performance. He was a Teaching Assistant (GTA) to the School of Music at the U of A from 2006 to 2012.
Costa has been invited to perform as a guest artist in major cities such as New York, Dallas, Portland, Houston, Boston, Austin, St. Joseph, São Paulo, Curitiba, and Brasília among others.
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