Adam Luftman joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2007. Originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, he also holds the position of Principal Trumpet in the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Mr. Luftman held positions with the Baltimore Symphony, the New World Symphony in Miami and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also been a guest artist with many of the country’s 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 summers, Mr. Luftman has performed at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival, Sun Valley Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Spoleto Festival, Aspen Music Festival and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
In addition to his orchestral work, Mr. Luftman has been a featured soloist with numerous groups. He is also a member of The Bay Brass, San Francisco 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 musicians from the nation’s top orchestras.
He also can be heard on recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, ESPN Sunday Night Football and on many movie and video game soundtracks recorded at Skywalker Ranch in CA.
Mr. Luftman is currently on the faculty of San Francisco Conservatory, Stanford, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. He has presented masterclasses all over the country including at 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. Mr. Luftman lives in San Francisco with his wife, Reva and their daughter, Riley.