This month we welcome Finlay Bain, who joins the Orchestra as 4th Horn.
Finlay Bain began his musical training as a choral scholar at St. Paul's Cathedral, where he started learning the French Horn aged 11. He was then awarded a music scholarship to Hampton School where he studied the horn with Richard Kennedy. In his last few years of school, Finlay was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and in 2010 was a Brass Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.
In 2010, Finlay started at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar where he studied with Simon Rayner, John Ryan, Jeffrey Bryant and Roger Montgomery (natural horn), and then in 2014 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Leverhulme Trust scholar with David Pyatt, Chris Parkes, Richard Bissill and Alec Frank-Gemmill. During this time Finlay was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra.
He has performed professionally with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Aurora Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of English National Opera, Orchestra of Opera North, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & the BBC Orchestras. Further afield, Finlay has also worked with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin (Germany) and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Italy).