Dustin Cunningham is a locally grown Houston area violinist. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah before his family relocated to Texas, opening the door for him to begin studying the violin in school at the age of 10. Since then, he has been inseparable from his violin and making music, having played in orchestras and ensembles in the Houston area, on such stages as Sarofim Hall, Jones Hall, the Moores Opera House, and The Grand 1984 Opera House. He has also performed throughout the United States at Lincoln Center Square in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He recently gave a successful solo recital at the University of Houston.
Dustin began his music education journey by volunteering as a beginner group instructor in the Klein ISD 5th Grade Strings program while in high school, and continued on with the Touch of Music Program and teaching private students. He has studied with Dr. Jackson Guillen of Terra Nostra Ensemble, Dr. Javier Pinell, professor of violin at Sam Houston State University, and currently with Dr. Kirsten Yon at the University of Houston. Dustin has performed in masterclasses with James Dunham, Will Fedkenheuer, and the Formosa Quartet, and regularly performs at various private and public events throughout the city. He loves playing small-ensemble chamber music, watching a good musical (or playing in one), singing along in the car, eating chocolate covered almonds, and relaxing with a nice glass of chocolate milk after a long day.