A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Dmitry Kustanovich immigrated with his family to the U.S. at age 5, settling in Worcester, MA.

After completing violin studies at the New England Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, Dmitry saw the ‘musical light’ and became a violist. He then attended the Curtis Institute of Music, working with Joseph de Pasquale, former principal violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra.

Dmitry joined the FWSO in 2005 and has also performed with the Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Seattle Symphony Orchestras. He has toured the U.S. and Europe, working with many of the world’s greatest conductors. His summers at the Greenwood Music Camp and participation in Alexander Schneider’s New York String Seminar propelled him into a career in music. In his spare time, Dmitry enjoys playing chamber music with his FWSO colleagues in their group Sedici Strings, road trips, hiking, cycling, baseball and chess.