The 10 minutes you have to sell yourself at an audition are frequently traumatic - none of us escapes a little blood at some point in our lives with these auditions'

Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Malcolm Lowe leads a violin masterclass on orchestral excerpts and auditions at Tanglewood in 2012.

Read: 10 tips for a successful orchestral audition

Listen: The Strad panel discussion - surviving orchestral auditions

Watch: Orchestral audition masterclass on Don Juan at Royal College of Music