Born and raised in Adelaide, 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 Los Angeles, Andrew held positions of Principal Horn of the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Münchner Symphoniker, 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 regularly as a soloist with the LA Phil since joining the orchestra. He has also appeared at the front of the stage with the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Colorado Music Festival, Colburn Orchestra, and Music in the Round Festival. In 2015 Andrew presented the world premiere of Brad Warnaar’s Horn Concerto with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and looks forward to recording the work in 2016. A keen chamber musician, Andrew loves to explore the possibilities of the horn in various ensembles and most recently gave the first performance of Geoffrey Gordon’s Winterleben for mezzo-soprano, horn, and piano.
In addition to performing, Andrew is passionate about education and is proud to be the Horn Professor at the Colburn School Conservatory. Andrew has held teaching 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 United States, Europe, and Australasia.
Throughout 2015 Andrew appeared as guest principal horn of the Chicago Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic. He performed in the Australian World Orchestra’s concerts with Simon Rattle in Sydney and Melbourne and the orchestra’s groundbreaking tour throughout India with Zubin Mehta. As co-host of the 2015 International Horn Symposium here in L.A., Andrew was thrilled to welcome over 1000 horn players and musicians to the Colburn School for a week-long celebration of everything horn!
Andrew can be heard on numerous Hollywood films and was overjoyed to fulfill the dream of a lifetime by working with John Williams as principal horn for the score of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
As well as appearing on the big screen at the Hollywood Bowl, during the summer Andrew is Principal Horn of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego and faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
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.