The Russian-born cellist Dmitry Ferschtman received his musical education in the tradition of the Russian cello-school. Studying at the Central Music School with Melnikov and continuing his studies at the Moscow Conservatory were Galina Kozolupova and Natalia Gutman.
During his studies Dmitry Ferschtman co-founded the Glinka String Quartet which toured the Soviet-Union, Europe and the United-States for twenty-three years extensively. All through his career Ferschtman has been an active chamber-music player, performing at many international festivals with artists such as Charles Neidich, Elizabeth Leonskaya, Philipp Hirshhorn, Gidon Kremer, Mark Kaplan, Leonidas Kavakos, Boris Berman and Nobuko Imai.
Among the conductors with whom he worked are Frans Brüggen, Hans Vonk, Bernhard Klee, Kent Nagano, Lev Markiz, Oko Kamu and Edo de Waart.
Dmitry Ferschtman has performed in all important halls in the Netherlands and abroad, with most of the leading Dutch orchestra’s, including the Radio Philharmonic, The Radio Chamber orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and The Residency Orchestra of The Hague and the Hallé Orchestra and the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz among others. He also gave recitals in all of Europe and Asia. Recordings of Dmitry Ferschtman can be found at the Etcetera, Globe and Cobra labels.
For years he has been teaching at prominent conservatories of the Netherlands, including The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Many of his pupils have won prizes at Dutch and International competitions. And he has taught Master classes in Holland, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Greece, Japan and the United States (Boston NEC and Chicago).