Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser

placeNovi Sad, Serbia

946 videos

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.

Bench Height and Further Hand Differentations Part 1

Lecture Alan gave on the last day of this year's UT instititute

Oct 10, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Chopin - Ballade No.3 Op.47

45 minute lessons where Alan is helping Jordan be free of arm weight technique that's preventing her to play this piece.

Oct 8, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Aesthetic and Biophysical Approach Part 2

What do we get when we are extremely well organized physically?

Oct 3, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Aesthetic and Biophysical Approach Part 1

In this lecture, Alan is talking about the link between what we are doing physically and the artistic results.

Oct 2, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Chopin - Nocturne Op.9 No.2 Part 1

Kay feels like there is something missing in her playing. Her left hand is struggling and it's not able to keep up.

Sep 30, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Liszt - Transcendental Etude No. 7

Alan and Marc are discussing passages, octaves..

Sep 29, 2014 Intermediate lesson
Sep 22, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Op.75 No.8 Mercutio Part 2

Alan is helping Teytana strengthen her hand and playing apparatus. Very useful for Prokofiev

Sep 20, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Chopin Nocturne Op. 62 No. 2 Part 1

Carol had RSI and Alan is helping her gain better sonority. They are also talking about the arch and coloring in this part 1.

Sep 19, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Op.75 No.8 Mercutio Part 1

Alan is helping Tetyana play big chords by making them sound equal and understaning the music better.

Sep 18, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Lecture on Orchestration Part 2

Alan is talking about the role of the knee and there is an interesting Q&A session afterwards.

Sep 17, 2014 Intermediate lesson

Lecture on Orchestration Part 1

Alan is talking about importance of orchestration and how to approach it best.

Sep 16, 2014 Intermediate lesson
Sep 11, 2014 Intermediate lesson
Sep 11, 2014 Intermediate lesson