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Editor in chief: Remy Franck
Pizzicato is an Internet Journal devoted to classical music, published in Luxembourg by Orkite a.s.b.l.
It contains news, features and interviews as well as CD and DVD reviews. It was founded in 1991 by the Luxembourgish journalist Remy Franck. The magazine is a member in the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards, ICMA. It also has its own Awards (Supersonic Award). Pizzicato’s print edition was published from 1991 to 2013.
Born in Luxembourg in 1952, Remy Franck started listening to classical musical at a very young age. He published his first reviews and articles about music in 1968. He studied journalism at the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme in Paris (Diploma in 1975). He was Cultural Editor at Luxemburger Wort (1975-1978) and Editor in chief of the weekly Télécran (1978-1990). As a broadcast producer he worked for RTL, Deutschlandfunk, Deutsche Welle, Saarländischer Rundfunk and, since 1993, for Luxembourg’s public radio ‘radio 100.7’. He worked also as a film producer for the luxembourgish company ‘profilm’. He wrote the story-board for several musical documentaries and, notably, for a production with Vivaldi’s Quattro stagioni transformed in an ecological tale.
He was an active member of Jeunesses Musicales Luxembourg from 1968 to 2000, as Executive Secretary, Board Member and General Secretary. Within the International Federation of Jeunesses Musicales, JMI, he was president of the Communications Committee.
Remy Franck lectured in Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg and Poland.
He has been the producer of CDs for various international labels, and as narrator he recorded works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Debussy and Pierné for Timpani, OPL and Artevents labels.
In 1991 he founded the musical magazine Pizzicato. This magazine became in 2014 a flourishing Internet site www.pizzicato.lu. As editor in chief of Pizzicato, Remy Franck is a member of the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards ICMA. Since 2009 he is the president of the jury. He was also a jury member of the Mahler Record Prize in Toblach, Italy, from 1998 to 2015.