The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Angus Bain

Angus Bain is a violinist based in London and Birmingham who is currently on a 6-month contract with the first violins in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. After reading engineering at the University of Cambridge he made the excellent decision to pursue a career as a musician, going on to complete a Master’s degree with distinction at the Royal Academy Of Music in 2021 under the tutelage of Philippe Honoré. He was then fortunate enough to join the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester for a couple of truly memorable tours around Europe that Summer. He has since been freelancing and trialling with orchestras across the UK, working regularly with the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the Hallé, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Opera North, amongst others.
Angus also enjoys playing chamber music – whether it be performing in public or informally with friends at home – and historically informed performance, studying baroque violin with Simon Standage and Pavlo Beznosiuk while at RAM. Another interest of his is writing arrangements for small ensembles, especially of folk tunes and film music. Outside of music his hobbies include learning languages and running up and down hills when not playing football or ice hockey.
Angus is very grateful to be playing on an Italian violin made by Dante and Alfredo Guastalla in 1929, generously on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.