ART. 1 – The Associazione musicale “Scriabin”, with its headquarters in Grosseto (GR), Italy, on Via Etiopia, 25, c.f/VAT 01276150537 announces the  I Premio“Sergei Kussewitzky” International Conducting Competition (hereinafter also called Competition)

ART. 2 – All orchestra conductors, male and female, of any nationality and without age limits are eligible to participate.  

The jury will be composed of:

  • M° Vittorio Parisi – President of Jury
  • M° Massimo Belli 
  • M° Giancarlo De Lorenzo
  • M° Christian Fitzner
  • M° Francesco Javier Gutierrez 
  • M ° Jan Milosz Zarzycki
  • M° Simon Makowski

ART. 3 – The registration must take via the online application form and sending the receipt of the banktransfer to accessible through the link from 1 March 2023 and until the midnight of 1 August 2023. Any other means of registration or any material sent not in accordance to the present call will not be taken into consideration.

ART. 4 – The non-refundable registration fee is 150,00 € (one hundred and fifty), and it may paid via:

›  Bank transfer, account name Associazione Musicale Scriabin – Premio Kussewitzky
SWIFT code: ICRAITRRNN0 (the last character is “zero”). IBAN Code: IT37J0885114301000000316333 Reason for payment: “Premio Kussewitzky – Name and Family name”
The relevant date is the day the bank transfer was made ; the receipt must be sent, together with the identity document, to no later than 24:00 on 1 August 2023.

› Otherwise in the PayPal account

The travel and lodging are at their expense.

ART. 5 – The Competition follows these steps: 

› Preselection: the preselection will take place through the evaluation of no. 2 videos of a maximum overall duration of 20 minutes containing the performances of two contrasting pieces in which the candidate conducting is clearly visible from the front. This documentation must be indicated by reporting the link for viewing in the competition registration form. The names of the selected candidates will be published on the competition’s Facebook page on 1 September 2023. Pieces from any historical period are admitted for the pre-selection phase, performed with any kind of instrumental ensemble. The direction of pianos is also admitted provided they are played by two musicians (piano 4 hands or two pianos)

› Eliminatory: it will take place at the Teatro degli Industri in Grosseto on 13 October 2023 with the collaboration of the “Città di Grosseto” Orchestra. The 8 competitors will have 30 minutes of rehearsal available on the following repertoire: Mozart – Adagio and Fuga K. 546; Elgar – Serenade for strings op. 20; Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings op. 48; 3 competitors indicated by the jury will access the final round.

› Finale: it will take place at the Teatro degli Industri in Grosseto on 14 October 2023 with the collaboration of the “Città di Grosseto” Orchestra. The 3 finalists will have the orchestra at their disposal for a 40-minute rehearsal with the following program indicated by the jury: Mozart – Symphony n. 40KV550; Schubert Symphony No. 3 D200; Beethoven – Symphony n.1 op. 21. The final will take place in public concert in the presence of the jury.

ART. 6 – By registering for the Competition the candidates grant the Associazione “Scriabin” – as the organizing party of the Concorso Kussewitzky and controller of the transmitted data – the rights to process personal data and create photo/video material of the participants for promotion and demonstration purposes, and thus agree on what is provided for by the Italian Decreto Legislativo 30/06/2003, No.196 “Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali” (“Personal Data Protection Regulation”) and by the GDPR (Gen- eral Data Protection Regulation) EU Regulation 2016/679. By registering for the Competition, the selected candidates agree on the shooting of photos, videos or other material for any promotion and distribution on paper or any other means or channels, including but not limited to press, social media, advertisements, etc, with no time limits. The selected candidates agree on signing a document stating that they have no objection to the distribution by the Associazione – and/or by any radio, TV channel, or website involved during the Competition – of video material of their performances within the Competition’s scope via electronic, radio, or TV means, and the publishing of their image for promotional and advertising purposes, including but not limited to: awards, cooperations, sponsoring, merchandising 

ART.7 – The Associazione will have the right to organize one or more promotional events, previously communicated to the finalists, which require the participation (by way of example but not limited to interviews, press conferences, etc.). Failure to participate in these individual events may constitute grounds for their exclusion from the Competition and consequent replacement with one or more artists chosen unquestionably by the jury from among those selected for the Competition itself. 

ART.8 – The Prizes are: 

First Place € 3000

Second Place € 2.000
Third Place € 1.000
Prize “Città di Grosseto” orchestra €  500

There will also be prize concerts.

ART. 9 – The  Associazione musicale “Scriabin”, based in Grosseto on via Etiopia 25, as the owner of the processing of personal data, informs pursuant to EU Regulation 2016/679 that the data will be processed in paper and electronic form, as part of the institutional purposes related to the management of this call in all its phases.

The Artistic Director M° Antonio Di Cristofano

Organizing Director M° Massimo Merone (ITA) (ENG)


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