* Andrew Bain was a former hornist and founding member of NSWQ.
Born and raised in Adelaide, Andrew Bain is a proud graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music. After leaving Adelaide in 1994, Bain furthered his studies with Geoff Collinson in Sydney, Hector MacDonald in Vienna, and in 2003 completed a Graduate Diploma in Chamber Music under Will Sanders in Karlsruhe.
Bain was Principal Horn of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and since 2003 has appeared as the Principal Horn of the Colorado Music Festival. He has also held the positions of Associate Principal Horn of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (1997-2000) and Principal Horn in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (2000-2001 and 2005-2009), the Muenchner Symphoniker (2001-2003), and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House (2003-2005). He has appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival, and Monash University’s Music in the Round. In 2010 Bain performed as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony and played Schumann’s Konzertstück with the Colorado Music Festival. The 2000 winner of the Marten Bequest, Bain has also performed with the Saarbrüken Radio Symphony, the Bavarian State Opera, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Sydney, West Australian, and Tasmanian symphony orchestras.
Bain is heard on several recordings with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and is on the soundtracks of numerous recordings and films, including Happy Feet, Australia, and Anacondas.
Bain has collaborated with such artists as Martha Argerich, World Brass, and the Australian Art Orchestra. He is a founding member of the New Sydney Wind Quintet (2004-2010) and recently toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra throughout Europe. Bain has been the Principal Horn of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra since 2009.
For six years (2004-2009) Bain was Lecturer in Horn at the Sydney Conservatorium and has given master classes and lectures at the Elder Conservatorium, the Queensland Conservatorium, the Shanghai Conservatory, and the Colorado Music Festival. He is Lecturer in Horn at the University of Melbourne and the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.
Andrew currently holds the position of horn Principal, John Cecil Bessell Chair, with the LA Phil.