Whether you are a debutant or seasoned professional...
Have you ever experienced technical difficulties in your performance?
Would you want to achieve dexterity but somehow your hands don't respond?
Or your hands somehow don't feel natural and comfortable when you play the piano?
Never managed to bring forth the quality of sound and expressions you wish to convey?
Prof. Alan Fraser's Masterclass - An Introduction to Piano Somatics can provide insight into these frequently encountered challenges in piano playing.
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Prof. Alan Fraser (Serbia)
Founder & Director of Fraser Institute of Piano Somatics
Canadian pianist, pedagogue and author Alan Fraser is best known for his books linking piano technique to the Feldenkrais Method. A student of pioneering pedagogue Phil Cohen in Montreal and the virtuoso Kemal Gekić in Yugoslavia, he is a trained Feldenkrais practitioner who has presented at numerous music conferences worldwide and published articles in most of the major piano journals. He has performed in North America, Russia, China, Yugoslavia and many European countries, and leads regular seminars at his Alan Fraser Piano Institute in many North American and European capitals. His latest publication is Pianimals, a new children’s method with Phil Cohen-Feldenkrais style exercises to quickly improve a young pianist’s technique and musicianship.
Professor Alan Fraser is a member of the Grand Jury for the 2022 Euro Elite International Music Competition, 2021 Trinity International Music Competition and 2021 North American Virtuoso International Music Competition.
Masterclasses with Professor Alan Fraser (Online)
27th March 2022 (Sunday)
This master class will consist of piano lessons online, with a special emphasis on the use of the hand to make the music sound more beautiful. The observing students will have a chance at the end of each lesson to ask questions and to give their feedback about the lesson. There will also be group classes at the piano where you will become more aware of how you are moving at the piano when you play, helping you to play with more ease and more confidence. The masterclass takes place on zoom where everybody can see and hear what is going on. Suitable for all ages and levels.
Date: 27th March 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time E.g. New York, Toronto
Equivalent to Sunday 4:00 p.m .to 6:00 p.m. Central European Time E.g. Serbia, Austria, France
Equivalent to Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time E.g. Vancouver, Seattle
Equivalent to Sunday 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (GMT+8) E.g. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
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Format: Online. Successful Applicants will receive a special link to attend masterclass sent to them via email
Certificate of participation will be presented to registered performers and auditors.
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Registration: Please complete this online application form.
First come first serve. Limited to maximum of 6 performers and 40 auditors.
Setup Requirements: Computer, or any device that connects participant to our masterclass through Zoom. Participant needs to have access to a piano.
Prof. Alan Fraser recently released his piano method series Pianimals - a series that applies the Feldenkrais method to help develop the pianist's hands.
Online Masterclass on Piano Somatics with Prof. Alan Fraser on 27th March 2022