Adam Luftman*

  • Teacher of Special Program, Trumpet

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Originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Adam Luftman is currently the Principal Trumpet of both the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet Orchestras. Prior to moving to SF in 2007, Mr. Luftman held positons with the Baltimore Symphony, New World Symphony in Miami, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Adam has also been a guest artist with many of the countries finest orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony. He has also enjoyed touring and recording with many of these ensembles.

During the summers, Mr. Luftman has performed at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival, Sun Valley, Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Spoleto Festival, Aspen, and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.

In addition to his orchestral work, Adam has been a featured soloist with a number of groups, is a member of The Bay Brass, SF Contemporary Music Players, and is an avid jazz musician. Mr. Luftman also recently performed and recorded as a member of the National Brass Ensemble, a group comprised of principal players from the nation’s top orchestras.

Adam can also be heard on recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, for ESPN Sunday Night Football, and on many movie and video game soundtracks recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in CA.

Mr. Luftman is currently on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. He has presented masterclasses all over the country including The Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, New World Symphony, and Tanglewood. He is an honors graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Interlochen Arts Academy. Adam lives in SF with his wife Reva and daughter Riley.