Danusha Waskiewicz learned her art from great musicians. She studied with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann and played under Claudio Abbado’s direction in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, in the Berliner Philharmoniker and as First Viola in the Mozart Orchestra in 2004. In 2010, she joined the Luzern Festival Orchestra.
Under Abbados’ direction, she also recorded W.A. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Giuliano Carmignola and the Mozart Orchestra (via Deutsche Grammphon). In 2008, she published her performance of the Brandenburgischen Konzerte via Euro Arts. Her last recording as a soloist is the Concerto for Viola and Orchestra by Bela Bartók. Via Harmonia Mundi, she published several performances with violinist Isabelle Faust. Danusha Waskiewicz’ artistic career has been enriched by the numerous talented musicians she has collaborated with.
Chamber music has become the gravitational center of Danusha Waskiewicz’ art. As a member of the renowned Quartetto Prometeo, Danusha is challenged with the astonishing compositions of past centuries: playing the viola in a string quartet is a special endavour. Contemporary music is also part of Quartetto Prometeo’s day-to-day, pushing their limits and providing Danusha with ever-evolving motivation.
With ardeTrio, Danusha tackles the fascinating sound of tango instead, together with Marcus Däunert (violin) and Argentinian Omar Massa (bandoneon). The sound of Massa’s bandoneon beautifully unites with Däunert’s violin and Waskiewicz’ viola; their music allows listeners to immerse themselves into a different culture (ardeTrio – Tango Concertante published via Ars Produktion).
Danusha Waskiewicz has been playing in duo with Andrea Rebaudengo for a long time. They met in Italy and have given numerous concerts together over the years, performing wonderful programmes that move flawlessly between romances, classical music and folklore, chansons and their own compositions as well (Duo Waskiewicz Rebaudengo – Songs for Viola and Piano published via Decca).
Danusha Waskiewicz’ latest duo project, Dragonfly, allows her to explore to a completely new world with Irish cellist Naomi Berrill. The sound of their string instruments is accompanied by their voices, redefining the meaning of concentration and of making music together. The two re-elaborate anything from the most classical of programmes to J.S. Bach’s Goldbergvariationen, bringing new light to these incredible compositions and creating a new experience for themselves and the audience.
Danusha Waskiewicz loves sharing her experience and her new horizons with young musicians holding masterclasses and perfection courses at the most prestigious music schools and at Rome’s Avos Project, where she teaches regularly.