EDSON LOPES studied in Brazil at the Conservatory of Musical and Dramatic Arts in Tatuí, and in England at Trinity College, London. He performs throughout Brazil as a soloist and in duos, trios and with orchestra. He won first prize in every guitar competition he entered, including the Young Instrumentalists Competition (sponsored by Brazil's Global Television Network) and the 1st National Guitar Competition (sponsored by the Bank of Brazil).
He has participated in major guitar and music courses, including the one given by guitarist Turíbio Santos at the Campos do Jordão Festival in Brazil, the Chamber Music Seminar given by Peter Feuchtwanger in England, and "Musica en Compostela" in Spain where, under the supervision of Andrés Segóvia's assistant, José Tomás, he received the "Most Exceptional Student" award and a full scholarship for the following year.
Mr. Lopes is currently a professor at the Conservatory in Tatuí, where he teaches advanced guitar students and directs the guitar ensemble "Octopus," which has released two CDs.