Tomasz Daroch has won first prize in the 8th Witold Lutos?awski International Cello Competition. The 22-year-old Pole, who studies with Michael Flaksman at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim, Germany, was awarded €6,000.  

Second prize went to fellow Pole Magdalena Bojanowicz, third prize to Hee-Young Lim of Korea and fourth prize to Lukas Stasevskij, who represented Ukraine and Finland.