MTSU Guitar Student, Silviu Ciulei, has won the $2000 Second Prize in the Texas International Guitar Competition in Dallas on Saturday, March 24.
This competition is recognized as one of the the top guitar competitions in North America. The competition is open to guitarists of all ages and has brought competitors in from Uruguay, Brazil, Finland, Nicaragua, France, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and all parts of North America. Silviu, a Junior Guitar Performance Major, is just 21 years of age. He was the youngest guitarist in the competition. This prize is a major honor for him and is the largest cash award ever won by an MTSU guitar student in a competition.
Silviu played last week on WPLN's Live in Studio C. The performance will be available for listening through Monday March 26 (see below).
Hey folks, guitar is really happening at MTSU.