Bridgewater Sinfonia, Berkhamsted

Dan-Iulian Druțac


Born in 1996 in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, Dan-Iulian Druțac has studied music since he was 7, encouraged by his father who is also a musician.  By the time he was 15, he was a laureate of 20 national and international competitions.  In 2013 at the age of 16 he moved to London after being awarded a full scholarship at the Whitgift School in the Whitgift International Music Competition.  In London, Dan-Iulian studied privately with David Takeno, continuing his studies with him as a scholarship student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  He is the winner of Guildhall’s Lutine Prize and finalist of the Gold Medal 2018.  Dan-Iulian has been studying with Zakhar Bron in the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía since 2021.

He had his London debut in 2015 at the Royal Festival Hall, performing the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic and Whitgift Symphony Orchestras ‒ a concert attended by HRH Prince Andrew.  Andrew Bernardi, who kindly offered his 1696 Stradivarius violin for this performance, has since continued to provide his support.

Dan-Iulian is one of the founding members of Moldo Crescendo, a chamber music festival that is based in Moldova.  After six editions, the festival has presented over 50 concerts throughout Moldova and Romania.

Dan-Iulian joined the Fitzroy Quartet in 2019 and has played with them since then in tours throughout Scotland, as part of the Tunnell Trust prize, and other concerts in the UK.

Dan-Iulian has performed alongside youth orchestras of Moldova, Romania, the UK, the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras.  He has also taken part in masterclasses with Chloe Hanslip, Daniel Hope, Corina Belcea, Alexandru Tomescu, Johannes Meissl, Patrick Jüdt, Hatto Beyerle, Maté Szücz, Maya Ibawuchi, Ralf Gothoni, Günter Pichler and other artists.