Silviu Ciulei

Phone:  (336)758-5102
Office:  M211 Scales Fine Arts Center

Classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania. He began his musical studies at age six. In 2004, Silviu came to the US and was awarded a Full International Scholarship in Guitar Performance at Middle Tennessee State University where he studied with Dr. William Yelverton and received his Bachelor of Music degree. Silviu has been a prizewinner in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions including Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition, Schadt String Competition, and Parkening International Guitar Competition in Malibu, CA, the world’s preeminent classical guitar competition.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine hails “…guitarist Silviu Ciulei brings extraordinary touch to both classical and flamenco repertoire.” Silviu is an acclaimed flamenco guitarist as well. He has traveled to study flamenco in Andalucia, Spain. He holds a Master’s and Doctorate in Music from Florida State University where he studied with renowned Professor Bruce Holzman. Silviu speaks five languages fluently and is also a fine flamenco singer with his touring group, the Maharajah Flamenco Trio. He is currently Professor of Guitar at Furman University and Wake Forest University.

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