Pizzicato – 7, rue Bellevue L-3345 Leudelange ( Luxembourg) – Phone +352 661 37 96 16
Editor in chief: Remy Franck – rfranck at pizzicato.lu

Pizzicato is an Internet Journal devoted to classical music,  published in Luxembourg by Orkite a.s.b.l. (Trade & Companies Register: RCS F 1923; No VAT registration)
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.

Pizzicato is asked more and more for reviews due to our success on the Internet. We receive requests from all over the world and can review barely a quarter of what is suggested by artists, labels and PR people.
The best way to get a spot in our reviews is to request very early. We very often receive releases several weeks before the release date and then start planning.
Even if we get CDs released one or two weeks ahead, those barely have any chance of being considered. We are full then and rarely have any spaces left. Any album arriving after the release date is discarded.
Ideally you should send WAV files and digital booklet 4-6 weeks in advance.
Please take this into account and don’t be late with your review requests which we would like to able to take into consideration. First come, first served.
As a Jury member of the International Classical Music Awards we are able to nominate Audio and Video productions for the Awards. However we make out choice only among releases that have been reviewed by Pizzicato in the course of the year and we take in account only productions which received at least 5 notes ♪♪♪♪♪ or a Supersonic. We follow what is mentioned on the ICMA website: « VERY IMPORTANT ADVICE

Remy Franck (biography)
Born in Luxembourg in 1952, Remy Franck started listening to classical music at a very young age. He published his first articles about music in 1968, when he was 16, got its own broadcast series, Allegro assai, two years later on RTL and begun do present concerts for children as early as 1971, being one of the first to do so on a regular basis in Europe.
He studied journalism at the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme in Paris (ESJ Diploma in 1975). He was Cultural Editor at Luxemburger Wort (1975-1978) and Editor in chief of the weekly magazine Télécran (1978-1990). As a broadcast producer he worked for RTL, Deutschlandfunk, Deutsche Welle, Saarländischer Rundfunk and, since 1993 until today, for Luxembourg’s public broadcaster ‘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 Secretary General. 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 was a jury member of distinguished musical competitions as well.
He has been the producer of CDs for various international labels, mostly for Naxos, and as narrator he recorded works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Debussy, Chappell and Pierné for Timpani, OPL and Artevents labels.
In 1991 he founded the musical magazine Pizzicato. In 2014 this magazine became 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.
Remy Franck speaks Luxembourgish, French, German, English and Italian. He is married since 1976, father of five and has 6 grand-children.

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