Russ deLuna

English horn, Joseph & Pauline Scafidi Chair
 

SFS member since:  2007

Hometown:   Atlanta, GA

Music schools attended:  Northwestern University, Boston University

Began playing music: At age 13

Musical inspirations:  My band director

If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Teacher or athlete

Favorite composers: Bach, Mahler, Brahms, Sibelius

Favorite works featuring my instrument: The Swan of Tuonela, Sibelius; William Tell Overture, Rossini; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 8; Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Working out, reading, spending time with my kids

Recent reading: The Stiff: The Curious Lives of Cadavers, by Mary Roach; History of the Philadelphia Orchestra

On my CD player/iPod: Pink Martini
           
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Eating out, beaches

Russ deLuna has served as a Symphony mentor in the SF Symphony Community of Music Makers program.