Elder Hall: a special place for Andrew Bain
Born and raised in Australia, Andrew now lives and works in Los Angeles as the principal horn of the LA Philharmonic, a music teacher and entrepreneur behind the Invested Musician.
“I have been the principal horn since 2011 for LA Philharmonic. In the winter season we play at Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA, and in summer we perform at the Hollywood Bowl,” Andrew said.
“I also teach at the Colburn School of Music, the Aspen Music Festival and in my start-up the Invested Musician that I co-founded with my wife, Rupal.”
Seeing young people improve and achieve their goals - and being able to support that journey - is what Andrew most enjoys about teaching.
Elder Hall has played an important role in Andrew’s career. To him, it is a special place with beautiful acoustics.
“I’ve played many times at Elder during my time at the University. I played my first orchestral concert with the Elder Conservatorium Orchestra and my first professional gig there in 1993.”
Andrew is fortunate to have experienced many career highlights including winning his first orchestra job with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
“I grew up listening to and learning from players in that orchestra.”
One of his proudest moments, though, was performing John Williams’ solos on the Star Wars soundtracks: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi
“This was a real dream come true,” Andrew said.
What’s next for the accomplished musician?
“Playing with Sydney Symphony Orchestra for the much-anticipated reopening of the Sydney Opera House is what I’m most looking forward to in 2022, as well as premiering horn concerto with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for the World Premier of Paul Deans this August.”
Andrew also looks forward to touring with the Australia World Orchestra to London, Edinburgh, Sydney and Melbourne later this year.
Story written by Bianca Chaptini
Photo credit: Mathew Imaging
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