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 answers a question about the Russian school of piano technique
From Munch 2023 workshop
Experience the physical but link it to the ear and emotions
"Expressively directed micro timing"
Tiny adjustments are needed even if you have small hands
Are the octaves played "from the wrist" or is there something else at play?
Alan demonstrates big chords