English horn, Joseph & Pauline Scafidi Chair
Russ deLuna joined the SFS as English horn player in 2007 and is occupant of the Joseph & Pauline Scafidi Chair. Previously principal oboe of the Atlanta Opera orchestra and the Columbus (Georgia) Symphony, he also played English horn in the Atlanta Ballet orchestra and the Alabama Symphony. A graduate of Boston University, he has performed on the Noe Valley Chamber Music Series as well as with the Gold Coast Chamber Players. He is currently a coach for the SFS Youth Orchestra.