TOMASZ DAROCH was born into an artistic family on June 15th, 1989 in Lodz in Poland.
In 2011 he graduated, receiving a diploma with distinction from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim, Germany in the class of Prof. Michael Flaksman and Jelena Ocic-Flaksman.
Currently he is a student of Prof. Stanislaw Firlej at the Academy of Music in Lodz in Poland
and parallel he is studying at the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum der Universität Augsburg in Germany in the cello class of Prof. Julius Berger.
He has annually taken part in cello master classes under the supervision of:
Prof. Bernard Greenhouse, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Miklos Perenyi, Gary Hoffman and
Tomasz Daroch has won many awards and received numerous acknowledgments at national and international competitions, among them:
the Grand Prix and First Prize at the 8th International Lutoslawski Cello Competition 2011,
the 1st Prize at the 4th International Mchał Spisak Competition in Poland in 2010,
in 2009 the 1st Prize at the 44th International Cello Competition in Markneukirchen in Germany,
special prize at the „Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2006” in Berlin, the 1st Prize at the International Music Talent Competition in Oldenburg in Germany.
He has been awarded scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Kunststiftung
Baden-Württemberg, Lions Club and Menuhin Live Music in Germany.
In 2003 he made his debut with the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in Lodz.
Since then he has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the ’’Amadeus’’ Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Heidelberger Philharmoniker.
In 2011 he has performed with the ’’Moscow Virtuosi’’ Chamber Orchestra conducted by
Vladimir Spivakov during the gala concert of the 3rd ’’Rising Stars at the Kremlin’’ in Moscow international festival.
The artist performs also as a chamber musician in a family piano trio, the ’’Daroch Trio’’.
He has recorded for Polish Radio and Television and German and French radios such as NDR Kultur, SWR, BRKlassik and Espace 2.