The following advertisement appears in the January issue of das Orchester:
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra is trying to contact Mr Arne Neckelmann who was the section principal cello of the MPO from August 2004 to November 2004 and Mr James Judd who was to assume the position of Music Director in 2003 for the purpose of finalizing certain administrative matters. Anyone with information on the above individuals, kindly contact Ms Hassina Begam at email@example.com
Now, neither of thee musicians are hard to find. Both are on facebook, one has an agent and a Google search will reveal more. I suspect that they, along with the rest of the music world, don’t want to have anything more to do with the MPO, which is under an international musicians’ boycott over the sacking of nine foreign players.
In the same issue of das Orchester, the MPO announces auditions in Munich in May for no fewer than 21 vacant positions. Musicians, beware.