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.
In short, Alan sumarizes all the aspects needed for a healthy piano technique
Alan's new book and what is it about in his own words
A rant, as Alan likes to call these videos
Guild your forearm as if you were conducting an orchestra
Exploration of a touch. "A little jucier then touching but not so juicy as standing"
The student is "horizontalizing" the piece
Sculpt the phrase with an arm and be aware of the line (Prokofiev Vision Fugitives, Op. 22)
Fingers work but the brain must think
Liszt - C major transcendental etude