- Hello? Quick, I need a pianist! - Where? When? What for? How? Geneva? Lausanne? Vevey? Yverdon? Bern? Zürich? A classical pianist? Jazz? Variety? - An accompanist, a vocal coach if possible, for three rehearsals, one concert, two auditions and a tour.
- Is it urgent? Or a long-term commitment? - It’s for tomorrow... But I also need a pianist for a competition next month. - Wait, don’t tell me - and for a private party being held by the Countess of Boisdormant? - How did you know? Ah! As a soloist, between two lieder and four violin and trumpet sonatas, that would be perfect. - Hmm... I have a pianist here... But he’s rehearsing with an opera choir at the moment, and then with half a dozen singers in a hotel lobby... I’ll call him when he’s finished. Oops! No, he’s booked for conservatoire examinations. - Please, I beg you, do something, because my pianist broke his arm. Ugh... I’m so annoyed with him. But as they say:
When the going gets tough, the tough go to Pianiste-Secours!