Alan Fraser

Novi Sad, Serbia

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Biography

Born in Montreal in 1955 Alan Fraser studied piano but also delved into composition, cello, classical singing and had several stints as a pop musician. Alan’s main pianistic influence was the pioneering research of Phil Cohen who studied alongside Ronald Turini, Andre Laplante and Janina Fialkowska with Yvonne Hubert, who had been Cortot‘s assistant in Paris. Alan spent several years with Cohen after an apprenticeship with two former Cohen students, Alan Belkin and Lauretta Milkman.

Intro to Pianimals

assignmentA short lecture Alan gave on his latest project Pianimals in Montreal, Canada in March 2019...

scheduleMay 16, 2019

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Rachmaninoff - C# Prelude

assignmentAlan working with a young pianist...

scheduleMay 13, 2019

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It's not just Music, it's Poetry

assignmentAlan talks about musical tension, singing line of live musical thought...

scheduleMay 9, 2019

video_libraryIntro to Piano Kinematics

Developing Hand Hip Joint with Walking Exercise

assignmentThumb exercises and functional hand, introduced to a young pianist...

scheduleMay 1, 2019

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The Physical And the Musical

assignmentWhat are the mechanisms that translate our musical thought to the keyboard?...

scheduleApr 26, 2019

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Injury Journal - Diaphragm Hip Joint Shoulder Hand

assignmentLatest update from Alan on his injury (April 2019)...

scheduleApr 18, 2019

video_libraryPerformance Injury - Road to Recovery

Are You Doing Everything You Could

assignmentto make your conception actually sound...

scheduleApr 14, 2019

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The Empowerment Needs to be Truly Functional

assignmentIn other words, no clenching, just pure power/function...

scheduleApr 10, 2019

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A few exercises for the functional hand

assignmentAlan is demonstrating a few important concepts ...

scheduleApr 10, 2019

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Hand Arch is the Voice of the Piano

assignmentEmpowered structure = the piano's voice...

scheduleApr 7, 2019

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