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 orchestra in Quiet City by Aaron Copland and this season performing The Swan of Tuonela. In the summer he performs as a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Matsumoto, Japan and earlier this year performed as guest English Hornist with the New York Philharmonic. 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, has taught at Emory University and Columbus State University and has given master classes at Manhattan School of Music, University of Michigan and many others. He has performed on the San Francisco Chamber Music Series, Noe Valley Chamber Music Series as well as with the Gold Coast Chamber Players. He is also on the oboe faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.