Weronika Ratusińska-Zamuszko, born 1977 in Warsaw, Poland in a musical family, graduated with honours from the F. Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw after composition studies with Włodzimierz Kotoński and Stanisław Moryto. In 2001-2002, she was a postgraduate student of composition in the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (studies under Louis Andriessen and Martijn Padding), holding a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture (2000, 2004) and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (2001). She is assistant lecturer at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and in the Białystok Branch of Warsaw's Music Academy. She has taken part in master classes for composers, incl. the International Workshop for Young Composers in Radziejowice (1999, 2000), working with, among others, Boguslaw Schaeffer, Zygmunt Krauze, Robert H.P. Platz and Yuji Takahashi. She is a member of the ZAIKS Authors' Association.
As a violinist, she has participated in the 'Passage - Panorama of 20th Century Music' concert cycles organized by Warsaw's Zachęta Gallery and the International Society for Contemporary Music, Polish Section. In March 2003, in the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw she played the solo part in her Concerto for amplified violin, instrumental ensemble and tape. The work was commissioned by the Friends of the 'Warsaw Autumn' Foundation and financed by the funds of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in Munich. As part of the 'European Chamber Music for Ravensbrück' project, she wrote 'String Quartet No. 2 - The Last Moments', commissioned by Land Brandenburg and first performed in Germany by DAFÔ Quartet in July 2003. A composition For Seven Beats by Ratusinska have been nominated to Phonographic Academy Award 'Fryderyk 2004' in category 'The Best Contemporary Music Album' and 'The Best Polish Music Recording' ('Musica Polonica Nova 1-3', Warsaw Composers, The Acte Préalable Publishing House).
Her compositions have been performed at numerous festivals in Poland, such as 'Warsaw Autumn' (Youth Circle concerts), 'Laboratory of Contemporary Music' Festival, International Festival of Sacred Music in Czestochowa, 'Musica Polonica Nova', 'Stars Promote' Festival in Jelenia Gora, 'Conversatorium' Organ Music Festival in Legnica, and abroad in the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Ukraine and Belgium. She has received commissions from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in Munich, Kulturfeste in Land Brandenburg, ZAIKS Authors' Association, Polish Ministry of Culture and Polish Composers Union. Radio broadcast include: RBB Radio Kultur Berlin, Polish Radio PR II, Radio Amsterdam, VPRO Radio 4 Nederland, WPRB Princeton, New Jersey. Her first monographic CD Chamber Music released by DUX has been awarded the prestigious European phonographic prize 'Pizzicato Supersonic Award' in Luxembourg, 2009.