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Andrew Bain

horn, John Cecil Bessell Chair

About this Artist

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 L.A., Andrew held positions of Principal Horn of the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Münchner Symphoniker, and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and Associate Principal Horn of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. From 2003 to 2012, he was the Principal Horn of the Colorado Music Festival. 

   A well-regarded solo artist, Andrew has performed 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, Alabama Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Colburn Orchestra, and with the Berliner Symphoniker at the Philharmonie in Berlin. In 2015, Andrew presented the world premiere of Brad Warnaar’s Horn Concerto with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra. As a 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. Andrew is a regular performer on the LA Phil’s Chamber Music series. 

   Andrew is passionate about education and is lucky to work with some of the finest young horn players as the Horn Professor at the Colburn School Conservatory, at the Aspen Music Festival, Australian National Academy of Music, and in masterclasses throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australasia. 

   As well as performing on stage, he can be heard on numerous Hollywood film scores. Performing John Williams’ incredible solos on the soundtracks of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi are life highlights and a dream come true for Andrew. 

   Outside of performing and teaching, Andrew loves spending time with his incredible wife Rupal and their two young boys, Jasper and Sebastian.