Lucerne Festival issues fake contracts warning

If you’ve had a contract in the post to play with the Lucerne Festival Strings, be careful: it may be fake.

Here’s the Festival’s statement:

WARNING: Fake-Contracts circulating! Please be careful when you received an invitation to perform as musician in a non-existing Lucerne Festival Strings tour by the following email address: The contract looks deceptively real, even though the correspondence is with mistakes in writing! Please share.


N. B. ‘Mistakes in writing’ appear also in the official warning.

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    • I cannot read or understand a single word of German, but I noticed the email used yahoo instead of a proper address. There are cons like this all over the place not just in music contracts.

  • The German is so full of mistakes it’s almost hilarious. How anyone could be taken in by this guff beats me.

  • Some are ready to submit the details of their credit cards including CSC to get the contract 😉 …. remember those funny e-mails from “Nigerian attorney” they sent ages ago – hopefully that d.deuber is that attorney’s distant relative 😉

  • A yahoo webmail is a real give away! I see in the UK you can now make a Will by Text. Complete madness, mine is written on illuminated Vellum.

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