Russell DeVuyst performed as Associate Principal Trumpet with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra from 1992 to 2016. He received a Bachelor of Music Education degree form the Boston Conservatory of Music and a Master of Trumpet performance (with Distinction) from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
DeVuyst has conducted trumpet/brass masterclasses internationally including Japan, Malysia, Peru, Brazil, United States and Canada.
Previous to his Montreal appointment, He has held positions as Principal Trumpet with several orchestras including, The Israel Philharmonic, The Boston Opera Company, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra inTennessee, the Orchestra Symphonica della RAI in Torino, Italy, The Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City, The Venezuela Symphony, and the Caracas Philharmonic in Venezuela. Additionally, he has performed as principal trumpet and section with The Indianapolis Symphony, the Vermont Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
DeVuyst teaches trumpet, coaches small ensembles and conducts the Orchestral Repertoire class at the Schullich School of Music at McGill University.