Tomasz Daroch

Tomasz Daroch fot. Andrzej Heldwein

photo Andrzej Heldwein

Tomasz Daroch cello

Tomasz Daroch is the Grand Prix winner at the 8th Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in 2011. He was born in Łódź in a family with artistic traditions. He began to play the cello at the age of seven.

In 2011 he graduated with honours from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim inGermanyin the cello class of Professor Michael Flaksman and Jelena Ocić-Flaksman. In 2013, under the tutelage of Professor Stanisław Firlej, he graduated from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. He is currently studying at the German university inAugsburgin the cello class of Professor Julius Berger.

Each year, Tomasz takes part in many master classes led by world-famous professors, including Bernard Greenhouse, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Miklos Perenyi, Gary Hoffman and Heinrich Schiff.

He is a laureate of many national and international cello competitions, including 1st prize in the duet category with his sister Maria Daroch at the 18th Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź. He also won 3rd prize and the audience prize in the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Zgreb (Croatia).

He won the 44th International Instrumental Competition in the cello category in Markneukirchen in Germany. He also won 1st prize in the 4th Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza, 2nd prize in the 5th Aleksander Tansman International Music Individuality Competition in Łódź, 1st prize in the International Music Individuality Competition in Oldenburg, Germany, 1st prize in the Bohuslav Heran International Cello Competition in the Czech Republic and two special prizes at the “Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann2006” in Berlin, including a scholarship to cover the cost of participation in a master course with ProfessorBernard Greenhouse in the United States.

In 2012 Tomasz Daroch received a scholarship from theMarshallof the łódzkie voivodship and a special prize in the “Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg”.

He has also obtained a number of artistic scholarships from the Minister of Culture under the “Młoda Polska” [Young Poland] scholarship program, the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and Menuhin Live Music inGermany.

In 2003 he played his debut concert with the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź. As soloist, he has also played with such orchestras as the Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio, the AMADEUS Chamber Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia and with philharmonic orchestras in Bydgoszcz, Wrocław, Zabrze and Płock, with the Chursächsische Philharmonie, Heidelberger Philharmoniker, Varazdin Chamber Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists and Moscow Virtuosi under the direction of Cornelius Meister, Vladimir Spivakov, Wojciech Rajski, Agnieszka Duczmal, Tadeusz Strugała,Krzysztof Urbański, Marek Pijarowski and Jerzy Maksymiuk. He has also performed as soloist and in chamber ensembles in international festivals, including the “Festspiele Salzburg” in Austria, “Ascoli Piceno Festival” and “Lago Maggiore Musica” in Italy, “Heidelberger Frühling”, “Oldenburger Promenade” and “Eckelshausner Musiktage in Germany, “Musical Olympus” and “Rising Stars at Kremlin” in Russia and in the “Ogrody Muzyczne” in Warsaw.

Tomasz Daroch has been performing for many years in the “Daroch Trio” family piano trio with his sisters: Anna (violin) and Maria (piano).

Tomasz Daroch has made many recordings for Polish Radio and Television and for German and French radio stations, including NDR Kultur, SWR, BRKlassik and Espace 2.

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