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IHS55 Featured Artist

Andrew Bain


Born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, Andrew Bain has held positions and soloed around the world, including Australasia, Europe, and the United States, where he settled as the Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2011. Andrew keeps a tight itinerary full of LA Phil concerts, solo performances, and teaching through both the Colburn School of Music and the Invested Musician program, which he co-founded with his wife, Rupal.


Andrew’s solo career has brought him center-stage with the LA Phil, Berliner Symphoniker, Berliner Philharmonie, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Alabama Symphony. He has also been a featured soloist at the Colorado Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Music in the Round Festival. Andrew recently premiered new horn concertos by Brad Warnaar and Paul Dean in 2015 and 2021, respectively. He also premiered Geoffrey Gordon’s Winterleben for Mezzo Soprano, Horn, and Piano at the International Horn Symposium in 2015. Andrew regularly performs on the LA Phil’s Chamber Music series and is a founding member of the LA Phil Wind Quintet. 


Prior to his appointment at the LA Phil, Andrew previously held positions with the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Münchner Symphoniker, Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and Colorado Music Festival. Andrew has also been fortunate to serve as guest principal with the Berliner Philharmonie, Chicago Symphony, Saito Kinen Orchestra, and others. Andrew’s solos and section playing are also heard on a variety of film soundtracks, including John Williams’s scores for Star Wars Episodes XII, XIII, and IX.


Andrew is lucky to work with some of the finest young horn players not only at the Colburn School but also at the Aspen Music Festival, Australian National Academy of Music, and masterclasses around the world. He also loves working with students of all ages and experience levels through Invested Musician. In 2015, he co-hosted the 47th International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles, and he has continued to promote a global sense of community through his series of virtual warm-ups since he began livestreaming them in 2020.


In addition to music, Andrew loves traveling, cooking, and exploring Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, Rupal. If he’s not working, he’s likely to be found on the golf course trying to improve his handicap or spending time with Rupal and their two boys, Jasper and Sebastian.

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