We hear the Montreal Symphony recently held auditions for three vacant viola positions. Very few candidates turned up and some Montreal players fear the orchestra is getting a reputation for not hiring after auditions.
Candidates for to vast trouble and expense to audition and then fly home broke and disillusioned.
Of course there may be other reasons not many turned up for the Montreal auditions – the weather, for instance, or the bilinguality, or some viola thing.
But the incident has led us to a site that reports orchestras which call auditions and fail to hire.
Check it out here.