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.
Alan talks about walking from an anatomical and Feldenkrais perspective
We are talking about the current situation, teaching remotely, pianimals
The body is moving and floating freely and the sound is great
Hand is like a lung. When you inflate the hand, you can play and move.
Fingers alone can't do much, use your arms
Moving the same way the note is moving, musically
A student has an unusual take on this Nocturne's tempo. But is that the only issue here?