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General regulation

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Article 1 - Subject
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation, in collaboration with the Centro Studi Luciano Berio, is promoting the institution of the “Luciano Berio” International Composition Competition. The Competition will be presented every three years as from the current edition, to which this announcement is referring.
The 2019 Competition is organized in collaboration with SIAE Società Italiana Autori ed Editori, Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Boris Christoff Foundation.
The Winner of the Competition will receive a commission worth Eur 20,000 for the composition of an original piece for symphonic orchestra to be premiered in Rome in the 2020-21 Subscription Season of the Santa Cecilia National Academy under the baton of Antonio Pappano, as specified below. The piece composed by the Winner of the Competition will be published by Universal Edition (UE) and will be subsequently programmed within the concert seasons of the musical institutions that participate in this contest.
The Santa Cecilia National Academy is grateful to the Berio family for the permission to name the Competition after Luciano Berio.
Article 2 – Eligibility
The Competition is open to composers of all nationalities who are under 40 years of age on December 31st, 2019.
Article 3 – Registration procedures
Contestants are required to present two scores composed for the following instrumentation:
1. symphonic orchestra, with or without soloists and/or voices
2. any instrumentation, starting from 3 instruments.
Works that have already been performed or published are eligible.
Applications must  be submitted electronically by no later than:
1st July 2019.
To register, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM published on the page and submit it according to the procedures indicated. Please attach the following documents:
· the two scores in PDF format. The scores must be anonymous and identified exclusively by a distinguishing code name or phrase. They shall not contain the original titles or any sign or reference that may lead to the identification of the author or the possible publisher. Please use the same code name or phrase to identify both scores, and distinguish them by using the extension “1” on the score for symphonic orchestra and “2” on the one with the other instrumentation;
· artistic curriculum (in English);
· photocopy of identity document;
· declaration of exclusive authorship of the works submitted (please use the form downloadable from this web site);
· receipt of payment of the registration fee of Eur 100 (one hundred/00). The payment can be made in any of the following ways:
• postal payment: account number 30406003, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione;
• bank transfer: account number 9872, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Fondazione;

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Agenzia n.6340 di Roma, Via del Corso, 471;
IBAN IT31 I010 0503 2400 0000 0009 872;

• Payments can be also made using PayPal directly on the web-site.

Non-compliance with the rules herewith stated, particularly those referred to the anonymity of the submitted scores will be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition or with the forfeit of the prize, should the breach be ascertained only after the competition is concluded.
The registration fee is not reimbursable, except in the unlikely event that the Competition does not take place.
Article 4 – International Jury
The Jury of the 2019 edition of the “Lucian Berio” Competition is composed as follows:
Sir Antonio Pappano, President
Ivan Fedele  
Unsuk Chin
Tristan Murail
Augusta Read Thomas
The Jury shall be assisted by a Secretary appointed by the Santa Cecilia Academy with administrative functions.
Article 5 – Stages of the competition
The Jury’s works shall be carried out in the following successive stages:
- The preliminary stage will be accomplished by the 30th September 2019 with the aim of short-listing the finalist Composers.
- The final stage will take place in Rome on the 13th and 14th October 2019; in this stage the Jurors will reunite for a joint examination of the finalist scores and will proclaim the Winner. The identity of the Winner will be revealed to the Jurors only after the Jury’s works have been closed and the Winner proclaimed.
Article 6 – Prizes
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will commission the Winner of the Competition to compose an original piece for symphonic orchestra with the following features:
Duration: between 12 and 15 minutes
Instrumentation: not to exceed
3 flutes (one also piccolo)
3 oboes (one also English horn)
3 clarinets (one also bass clarinet)
3 bassoons (one also contrabassoon)
4 horns
3 trumpets (in C or B flat)
3 trombones
percussions (up to three performers);
strings (not to exceed 
The piece will be premiered in the Santa Cecilia National Academy Subscription Concerts scheduled on March 11th, 12th and 13th, 2021, under the baton of Antonio Pappano. The timing and procedures for the delivery of the music materials will be subsequently agreed with the Winner.
For this commission, the Winner of the Competition will receive the sum of Eur 20.000 (gross) inclusive of the rights of first performance.
Furthermore, the commissioned piece:
· will be published by Universal Edition (UE);
· will be performed, in dates to be subsequently agreed between the parts, in the Concert Seasons of Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and RAI National Symphonic Orchestra.
The Jury reserves the right to mention other deserving works, for which a Certificate of Merit will be awarded.
Article 7 – First performance rights
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation holds the exclusive performance rights of the world premiere of the piece and reserves the right to programme a possible radio or television broadcast of the same performance. The Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra will programme the successive performances of the piece in their concert seasons.
Article 8 – Final Dispositions
Participation in the Competition implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules set out herewith and of the final decisions of the international Jury.
Lack of requirements or non-compliance with the rules herewith stated shall be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition.
This announcement is published in Italian and English; in case of dispute or discrepancy in the texts, the Italian version shall prevail. In the event of legal dispute or controversy, the competent court shall be the Court of Rome.
Disclosure on the processing of personal data
The Fondazione Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, with registered office at Via Vittoria, 6 – 00187 Rome and administrative office at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Largo Luciano Berio, 3 – 00196 Rome, e-mail, tel. 0680242503-504, fax no. 0680242311, does hereby note that, pursuant to art. 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, hereinafter the “Regulation” or “GDPR,” the candidates’ personal data are processed, it being the data controller (hereinafter the “Controller”), in accordance with the procedures and compliance with the conditions as set out below.

Types of data subject to processing
The Controller shall process the candidates’ common personal data collected in the procedure for entering this competition, including, merely by way of example and not limitation, name, surname, mobile telephone number, e-mail address, contact data in general, as well as the data related to professional titles, etc.
The personal data indicated above shall hereafter be defined collectively as “Personal Data”.

Purposes, legal and optional basis of the processing
The Personal Data shall be processed for the following purposes:
a) to manage participation in the Competition and, in particular, to verify the existence of the prerequisites required for taking part in the Competition and to publish the names of passing candidates on the Fondazione website;
b) to permit the proper management of any employment relationship that should be established in the event of passing the competition, meeting any national and EU obligations of law, rules, or regulations connected with the establishment this relationship;
c) to invoke and defend its own rights in court.
The legal basis for the processing for purpose a) is art. 6(1)(b); providing the Personal Data for this purpose is optional, but in the event of failure to do so it will not be possible to carry out the contract.
For purpose b), the legal is art. 6(1)(c), since the processing is necessary in order to fulfil a legal obligation of the Controller; for purpose c), reference is to be made to articles 6(1)(f) and 9(2)(f) of the Regulation.

Recipients and transfer of Personal Data
The Personal Data may be shared with:
-  processing personnel pursuant to article 29 of the Regulation;
-  parties, bodies, or authorities, autonomous data controllers, to which the Personal Data must mandatorily be communicated by virtue of provisions of law and orders by the authorities.
The complete and updated list of recipients of the Personal Data may be requested from the Controller at the addresses indicated above.

Transfer of data outside the EU
As concerns any transfer of Personal Data to third countries, the Controller states that the processing shall take place in accordance with one of the procedures permitted by the law in force, such as for example the consent of the data subject, the adoption of Standard Clauses approved by the European Commission, the selection of parties belonging to international programmes for the free circulation of data (e.g. the EU-USA Privacy Shield) or operating in countries considered safe by the European Commission. More information is available from the Controller upon request.

Storage of the Personal Data
The Personal Data shall be stored only for the time needed for the purposes for which they were collected, in compliance with the principle of minimization pursuant to article 5, paragraph 1, letter c) and letter e) of the GDPR. The Controller might store some data even after the termination of the employment relationship, for the time necessary for contractual and legal obligations. More information is available from the Controller upon request.

Data processing procedures
In relation to the indicated purposes, the Personal Data are processed by means of manual, computer, and online instruments with logic closely correlated with said purposes and, at any rate, by procedures that are such as to guarantee the security and confidentiality of said data, in addition to compliance with the specific obligations sanctioned by law.

Privacy rights
The candidates have the right to obtain from the Controller, at any time, access to their Personal Data, to rectification to or erasure thereof, or to object to the processing thereof; they have the right to obtain restriction of processing in the cases provided for by art. 18 of the Regulation, to revoke the consent given pursuant to art. 7 of the GDPR at any time; to receive the data concerning him or her in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format in the cases provided for by art. 20 of the Regulation; as well as to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to article 77 of the GDPR (“Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali”), should they believe that the processing of their Personal Data contravenes the regulations in force.
The candidates may formulate a request to object to the processing of their Personal Data pursuant to article 21 of the GDPR in which to set out the reasons justifying the objection: the Controller reserves the right to assess the petition, which would not be accepted in the event of the existence of compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the candidates.
The requests shall be made in writing to the Controller at the addresses indicated above.
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Fondazione
“Luciano Berio” International Composition Competition
Largo Luciano Berio, 3 – 00196 Roma
tel. +39 06 328171 – Fax +39 06 32817366
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