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!