Could you survive this deadly audition game?

Could you survive this deadly audition game?


norman lebrecht

August 17, 2017

Nathan Cole, First Associate Concertmaster of the LA Phil, and Assistant Concertmaster Akiko Tarumoto (pictured) have put together a board game of all the things that can go wrong when you’re preparing for the long-awaited big audition. Sample:

On the evening of the last concert, as you’re warming up onstage in your seat, the concertmaster walks by and hears you playing a few bars of Mozart 5 you’ve been having a little trouble with. He stops, interrupts his conversation with a colleague and introduces himself. Before you have a chance to be flattered at the greeting, he quickly tells you that he wouldn’t do that fingering you were just using and hastily demonstrates an alternative before exiting the stage…

It’s tough out there.

Read the full risk game here.





  • Bruce says:

    I won! Ha.