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Born and raised in Australia, ANDREW BAIN was appointed to the chair of principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Gustavo Dudamel in May 2011.
Prior to moving to L.A., Andrew was the principal horn of the Melbourne Symphony. He has also held the positions of principal horn of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Munich Symphony, and the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra and associate principal horn of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. From 2003-2012 he was the principal horn of the Colorado Music Festival.
A regarded solo artist, Andrew has appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony and Queensland Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, and Music in the Round Festival. He has performed Schumann’s Konzertstück at the Colorado Music Festival and with the Colburn Orchestra in Los Angeles. Andrew has appeared regularly as a soloist with the LA Phil since joining the orchestra and debuted as a soloist at the Hollywood Bowl in the summer of 2015.
In addition to performing, Andrew is proud to be the Horn Professor at the Colburn School Conservatory. A passionate educator, he has held positions with the Australian National Academy of Music, University of Melbourne, Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, and Sydney Conservatorium. He has also given master classes and lectures throughout the world, including those at the Pacific Music Festival, UCLA, Royal College of Music London, Guildhall School London, Manhattan School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, the McGill University in Montreal, and the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy in Poland.
Andrew has recently appeared as guest principal horn of the Chicago Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic and during the summer of 2015 is the Principal Horn of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego and faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School. He recently performed in the Australian World Orchestra’s concerts with Simon Rattle in Sydney and Melbourne.
As co-host of the 2015 International Horn Symposium held in L.A. in August, Andrew is thrilled to welcome over 1000 horn players to the city for a week-long celebration of everything horn!
In addition to music, Andrew loves traveling, cooking, and exploring L.A. with his beautiful wife, Rupal. If he’s not working, you will most likely find him on the golf course trying to improve his handicap.
More information can be found at andrewbainhorn.com.