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.
Lecture Alan gave on the last day of this year's UT instititute
45 minute lessons where Alan is helping Jordan be free of arm weight technique that's preventing her to play this piece.
What do we get when we are extremely well organized physically?
In this lecture, Alan is talking about the link between what we are doing physically and the artistic results.
Kay feels like there is something missing in her playing. Her left hand is struggling and it's not able to keep up.
Alan and Marc are discussing passages, octaves..
Alan is helping Teytana strengthen her hand and playing apparatus. Very useful for Prokofiev
Carol had RSI and Alan is helping her gain better sonority. They are also talking about the arch and coloring in this part 1.
Alan is helping Tetyana play big chords by making them sound equal and understaning the music better.
Alan is talking about the role of the knee and there is an interesting Q&A session afterwards.
Alan is talking about importance of orchestration and how to approach it best.