Congratulations to Finlay Bain OH (2010), who joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra this month, as 4th Horn.
Finlay 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. During the last few years at Hampton, Finlay was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. In February 2010, a party of staff and pupils went to Cardiff to support Finlay, who was the School’s first Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the (Brass Section).
In 2010, Finlay started at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar. In 2014, he joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Leverhulme Trust scholar. During this time, Finlay was also member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra.
Finlay 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).