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Adrian Hallam, Principal Horn

As a professional French Horn player, Adrian has performed on studio recordings and
soundtracks. He has also worked with many orchestras and diverse performers such as
comedian Eric Idle, Jose Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, John Farnham, Bootleg Beatles,
The Paper Kites, Joy Division, Daleks from Dr Who, and Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Ryan Leslie. He is the Principal Horn of The Metropolitan Orchestra. 

As a composer, Adrian Hallam has redefined Beginner Band music with his highly innovative and energetic approach. His works, Stadium Rock, Haunted and Kung Fu, have become some of Australia’s most popular performance pieces. Adrian has also published many Horn and Piano works across all grade levels which feature in the Australian Music Examination Board Syllabus.

In 2021 he was selected to compose the AMEB Horn Sight Reading and Transposition Book.

His compositions have been performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and shortlisted in
the American Band Association’s Young Band Composition Competition, the Singapore
Wind Band Composition Contest, as well as the UK Songwriting Contest.
In 2015, Adrian was commissioned to write “Blockbuster” for the International Horn Society
conference in Los Angeles. This work for 4 horns and Wind Band featured soloists from
the Berlin Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.

In 2020, Adrian won the 3rd Annual Davidson Wind Ensemble Composition Competition.
In 2021 Adrian won the Inaugural Australian National Composition Competition – String Orchestra Division.