Tania Aniela Moldovan


 A native of Romania, Tania Aniela Moldovan started playing the violin at age six. As a child prodigy she participated in prestigious competitions in Romania and won numerous awards. Shortly after she toured in France, Germany, and Greece with several orchestras.


In 2006 Tania was awarded a Full International Scholarship to study at Bowling Green State University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Performance under the guidance of Professor Vasile Beluska. Tania graduated from Florida State University with a Doctorate in Music in 2015, where she studied with Professor Eliot Chapo and Dr. Ben Sung.

Dr. Moldovan is an active orchestra player and also a featured chamber music player. While living in South Carolina she performed regularly with the Greenville Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, and Asheville Symphony among others. Tania has worked with the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, the National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD, the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, MO, and the Ionian Music Festival in Greece. Together with her husband and guitarist Dr. Silviu Ciulei, they formed Duo Silvania in 2013 and have been performing creative, modern and engaging arrangements of some of their favorite music for enthusiastic audiences across the United States.

In addition to teaching privately for over ten years, Tania was a Graduate Assistant at Bowling Green State University and Florida State University. She was also Professor of violin at Wallace Community College and Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan, AL. More recently, Dr. Moldovan has taught at the Furman University String Summer Camp, the North Henderson High School, and at the Music Academy of Western North Carolina. She develops her approach to instruction and support based on the uniquenesses of each student.