Born in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1973, she began to study the violin at the age of 6 and the viola at the age of 10. From 1992 to 1994 she was the pupil of the violinist Walter Forchert, first violin of the Bamberger Sinfoniker, at the University of Frankfurt, while from 1994 to 1999 she studied with the violist, Tabea Zimmermann.
During her carrier she has won numerous competitions such as the Competition Lenzewski and the Deutsche Violagesselschaft; internationally she affirmed herself in the 2001 ARD competition in Munich, receiving also the Bruder Busch Gesselschaft and Wilhelm Weichsler special prizes. Danusha Waskiewicz began her orchestral experience with the Radio Sinfonie Orchestra of Frankfurt, going on to become first viola in various orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Bern and the Orchestra della Scala in Milan. At only 25 years of age she won the qualifying competition to become a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra and after two years she obtained the position of first viola.
Since 2004, at the invitation of Claudio Abbado, she is the first viola of the Orchestra Mozart of Bologna. With them she recorded the Sinfonia Concertante by Mozart in 2007 for “Deutsche Grammophon” and later Bach’s Brandenburg concertos for the “Euro Arts” label. Since 2010 she is also a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. As a soloist she has performed with the Suttgarter Kammerorchester, the Breslau Leopoldina Kammerorchester, the St. Petersburg Festival Orchestra, the Osnabrucker Sinfonikeorchester, the Zuricher Tonhalle and the Bayerischen Rundfunk. In October 2009 she participated as a soloist in the first Austrian performance of “Viola Tango Rock Concerto” by Benjamin Yusupov directed by Diego Matheuz. In the realm of chamber music she has many years of experience to her credit, working with many well-known musicians such as Giuliano Carmignola, Patrizio Serino, Alessio Allegrini, Sebastian Breuninger, Philippe Berrod, Lorenza Borrani, Julian Arp, Ingrid Fliter, Thomas Zehetmaier, Wolfram Christ, Hagai Shaham, Bruno Weinmeister, Marcelo Nisinman, Rafael Christ, Alexis Cardenas, Simone Jandl, Chiara Tonelli, Kolja Blacher, Francesco Senese, Jacques Zoon, Guy Braunstein, Maurizio Grandinetti, the Henschel Quartet, the Arcanto Quartet and Edicson Ruiz and Patrick Demenga with whom she has made several recordings in Trio and Duo.
Since 2011 Danusha Waskiewicz has established an on-going collaboration with pianist Andrea Rebaudengo with whom she has performed in duo for various festivals such as the Festival Valceno Arte, the Festival Musica sull’Acqua and also the Lucerne Festival in its spring session. June 2013 they recorded their first CD called “21 Songs for Viola and Pianoforte”. In the field of teaching she has held many Master Classes at the Orchestra Mozart Academy in Bologna and the Lucerne Musikhochschule and since two years she is part of the faculty of the Roberto Goitre Experimental School of Music in Colico where she teaches violin and viola to children from 6 to 18 years of age.