Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Russell Gill


Double bassist Russell Gill earned his Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and played for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra immediately upon graduation. He has been a member of the Columbus Symphony since 1978, and he teaches private lessons in both bass and piano. 

Russell is a marathon runner, having run in 43 consecutive Boston Marathons and more than 127 marathons in total. Since 1982, he has personally raised over $579,000 for the Arthritis Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also has struggled up over 1.09 million stairs for charity!