Andrew Bain was appointed principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Gustavo Dudamel in May 2011. Prior to moving to the U.S. from his native Australia, Andrew held principal positions in several orchestras in Australia and Germany. In addition to his usual position in the horn section, Andrew enjoys moving to the front of the stage, appearing as a soloist in Melbourne, Berlin, L.A., Aspen, and several other cities. As a chamber musician, Andrew is a founding member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Wind Quintet. He is also passionate about education and is lucky to work with some of the finest young horn players as horn professor at the Colburn School, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Australian National Academy of Music, and in master classes throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australasia. As well as performing on stage, Andrew can be heard on numerous Hollywood film scores. Performing John Williams’s 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.