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Classical guitarist, Eduardo Meirinhos, is a professor at the Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil where he teaches guitar, guitar literature and chamber music. Eduardo musical education began in São Paulo, Brazil, at a very early age, attending private lessons with Prof. Adhemar R. Andrade and Prof. David de Giorgi. Later he entered in the Conservatório Dramático e Musical de São Paulo and for three years he studied guitar with Prof. Isaías Sávio and Prof. Ana Lia de Oliveira. Still in São Paulo he studied with Prof. Henrique Pinto for the next two years until in 1987 when he moved to Germany for three years with his musical studies being sponsored by the German government through the Deutcher Academischer Austauschdienst. In Hannover he studied with Prof. Hans Michael Koch and in 1989 obtained his undergraduate degree at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. When he returned to São Paulo in 1994 he joined the graduate program in the Departamento de Música at the Universidade de São Paulo, where he stayed until 1997 obtaining the master degree in musicology. In 1999 he moved to the USA to pursue the doctoral degree in the School of Music at the Florida State University, studying guitar with Prof. Bruce Holzman. He became a doctor in 2002.

Besides his specialization as an interpreter, he has studied composition with: Prof. Siegfried Schmidt (Brazil), Dr. Mario Ficareli (Brazil) and Prof. Ladislav Kupkovic (Germany). In musicology he studied and had orientation in academic works by Dr.

Günter Katzenberger (Germany), Dr. José Eduardo Gandra da Silva Martins (Brazil) and most recently with Dr. Jeffery Kite-Powell (USA).

He has given concerts in South America, Germany and the United States participating in several music festivals as both teacher and performer. These include: Festival de Musica de Londrina, Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão and Seminario de Musica de Montenegro. In 1997 he recorded the CD Radames Gnattali, Sonatas e Sonatinas and in 1998 participated in the live recording of the Festival de Musica de Londrina, which was also made into a CD. In 2007 he recorded the CD Eduardo Meirinhos em Recital.

Eduardo has been a prizewinner in several significant guitar competitions. These include: Concurso de Violão de Araçatuba (São Paulo) (1st prize) and I Concurso de Violão Nelson Allan (Rio de Janeiro); for all instruments and voice he received the first prize in the IV Concurso de Música Erudita Brasileira(São Paulo) and third in the VI Concurso Eldorado de Música (São Paulo). Three times in a row, 1981, 82 and 83 he received the first prize in the Concurso de Composição Troféu Bach.

In Hannover, Germany 1989, Eduardo had the honor of performing in the world premier of Greek composer Nikos Platirrachos’ Lisistrati, for violin, viola, clarinet and cello, in which the guitar is featured as a solo instrument. He has also premiered performances of Laudate Dominae, Toada Triste, Um Tranquilo Entardecer, Cantiga de Ninar by Siegfried Schmidt and instigated the first brazilian performance of Variations sur un Thème de Django Reinhardt by Leo Brouwer.

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