Russ deLuna joined the San Francisco Symphony as English horn player in 2007 and is occupant of the Joseph and Pauline Scafidi Chair. He has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in works by Copland, Bach and Del Tredici.
He was previously principal oboist of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and Columbus Symphony Orchestra of Georgia; he played English horn in the Atlanta Ballet and the Alabama Symphony.
He holds an M.M. from Boston University.
He currently teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has taught at Emory University and Columbus State University and has given master classes all over the US.
He is also English Hornist of the Saito Kinen Orchestra under Music Director Seiji Ozawa and also has appeared at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Sun Valley, Idaho.
He plays on Lorée English horns.