The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Dan-Iulian Drutac

Born in 1996 in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, Dan-Iulian Druțac 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, he moved to London when he was 16 years old 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 & Drama. He is the winner of Guildhall’s Lutine Prize and finalist of the Gold Medal 2018. Dan-Iulian studied for two years with Zakhar Bron in Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía since 2021.

He had his London debut in 2015 his debut 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 a cofounder of Moldo Crescendo, a chamber music festival from Moldova. After seven editions, the festival has presented over 50 concerts throughout Moldova and Romania.

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

Dan-Iulian has performed alongside youth orchestras of Moldova, Romania, the UK, Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras. He has also taken part of 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.

Dan-Iulian plays on a violin by Richard Tobin (c1820, London) on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.