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, Adam held positions with the Baltimore Symphony, the New World Symphony in Miami and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Adam has been a guest with many of the top American orchestras including Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has also enjoyed touring and recording with many of these ensembles.
During summers, Adam 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, Adam has been a featured soloist with numerous groups. He is also a member of The National Brass Ensemble, The Bay Brass, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and is an avid jazz musician.
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.
Adam is currently on the faculty of San Francisco Conservatory, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. 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. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Reva and their daughters, Riley and Nora.