placeNovi Sad, Serbia
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.
Rene shows his exercise he uses with his studenta
A very informative bit on our playing aparathus
It's about the quality of movement and how do we translate it to the piano.
Very basic, yet very important exercise
A few small yet crucial changes in hand can unlock great piano sonority
Two way exchange between the player and piano is what we are after
Also, never stop moving the sound (Alan)
Alan talks more about how to become confident at the piano
Hand hip joint, curled thumb