Adam Luftman

Principal Trumpet/Cornet

Adam Luftman


Adam Luftman is currently the principal trumpet for both San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Before moving to San Francisco in 2007, Luftman held positions with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Luftman 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.

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

Luftman is a member of The Bay Brass, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and is an avid jazz musician. He recently performed and recorded as a member of National Brass Ensemble, a group comprised of principal players from the nation’s top orchestras.

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

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