Silviu Ciulei, D.M.
Adjunct Instructor, Classical Guitar
Dr. Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania, and had won his first performance prize in the Romanian National Music Olympics. While in Romania, Silviu won many prizes including First Prizes in the National Music Olympics, and was First Prize winner and Gold Medalist three times consecutively in the “George Georgescu” International Music Performance Competition. He graduated at the top of his class from the High School of Arts in Constanta and was selected to perform the Giuliani opus 30 Concerto in A major with the Black Sea Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since coming to the United States, Silviu has won an impressive collection of prizes. Among these, First Prize at the Indiana International Guitar Competition, Second Prize in the Texas International Guitar Competition, First Prize in the Columbus Guitar Symposium, First Prize in the Appalachian Guitar Festival, Third Prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition, Fifth Prize at the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition, Third Prize in the Schadt Concerto Competition. He has performed with his flamenco band Tequila Flamenco Group at the Guitar Foundation of America International Festival at Oberlin Conservatory, Eastfield College Guitar Festival in Dallas, TX, and with his new flamenco project Maharajah Flamenco Trio at the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition in Columbia, SC after a long United States east coast tour from Florida to New York. Silviu holds a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Music in guitar performance from Florida State University, and is received his Doctor of Music degree in guitar performance at Florida State University.