TOMASZ DAROCH was born into an artistic family on June 15th, 1989 in Lodz, Poland. He graduated, receiving diploma with distinction from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim in Germany and from the Bacewicz’s Academy of Music in Lodz in Poland. He was a student of such professors as Michael Flaksman, Julius Berger, Jelena  Očić, and Stanislaw Firlej. Currently he teaches at the Academy of Music in Łódź, where he received a doctoral degree in 2018. In 2019 he also joined the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra as a cello leader. He has annually taken part in cello master classes under the supervision of professors: Bernard Greenhouse, Heinrich Schiff, Miklos Perenyi, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman.


The cellist has won many awards and received numerous acknowledgments at international competitions, among them:  Grand Prix and the 1st Prize at the 8th International Witold Lutoslawski Cello Competition in Warsaw, the 2nd Prize at the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition in Budapest, the 3rd Prize and Public Award at the International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition, the 1st Prize at the 44th International Cello Competition in Markneukirchen, the First Prize at 18th Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz, the 1st Prize at the Michal Spisak International Cello Competition in Dabrowa Gornicza, special prizes at the 2nd Grand Prix Emanuel Feuerman in Berlin and the 2nd Prize at the 5th Aleksander Tansman International Competition of Musical Personalities in Lodz. He has also been awarded scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Department of City Lodz in Poland and the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Lions Club and Menuhin Live Music in Germany. 


In 2003 at the age of 14 years old Tomasz made his debut with the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in Lodz. Since then he has performed worldwide as a soloist with such orchestras as the Warsaw National Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish Radio Orchestra, NFM Philharmonic Orchestra, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Poznan Philharmonic, Silesian Philharmonic, Heidelberger Philharmoniker, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Morphing Vienna Orchestra, Magyar Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kodaly Philharmonic Debrecen, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Varazdin Chamber Orchestra and many others. He has collaborated with such conductors as Giancarlo Guerrero, Cornelius Meister, Vladimir Spivakov,  Frédéric Chaslin, Jonathan Darlington, Christoph Campestrini, Tibor Bogányi, János Kovác, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jerzy Maksymiuk Marek Pijarowski, Jerzy Salwarowski, Tadeusz Strugała, Agnieszka Duczmal, Paweł Przytocki, Łukasz Borowicz and Krzysztof Urbański. Tomasz Daroch has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at many international festivals in Poland, Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, Russia, Brazil and United States. Since 2012 together with his friends he creates a cello ensemble named Polish Cello Quartet, with whom he regularly performs, and annually organises the International Cello Academy associating cellists from all over the world.


The artist has done many recordings for polish, german, english, belgian, french, hungarian and croatian radio and television. To his last CD achievements belong i.a.  polish solo cello works entitled “Monologue” (DUX),  Witold Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto together with NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk (CD Accord), piano trios of C. Debussy, M. Ravel and A. Dvorak with Daroch Trio (DUX) and cello quartets with Polish Cello Quartet (CD Accord). Tomasz Daroch plays on Urs W. Mächler cello made in