Split, Croatia

Split, August 12-17 2018


Birthplace of Kemal Gekic

This exceptional institute will take place in Split, Dalmatia, the birthplace of Kemal Gekic, at the Josip Hatze Music School. Fraser institute participants will be able to observe Maestro Gekic teaching at his own summer school (KGSS), held concurrently in the same building. This is a rare opportunity to compare the two teachings and learn from them both.

Flexible Scheduling

If you cannot attend a complete institute, we can register you for only 4 days or fewer - whatever your scheduling needs are, we can be completely flexible in meeting them.


  • students who wish to improve their sound and agility
  • amateurs who wish to feel more in command of the instrument
  • teachers who want new ways of teaching technique to their students
  • professionals who wish to hone their skills to the highest possible level.
Josip Hatze Music School students and staff are welcome to audit the institute at no charge.

Collaboration with Kemal Gekic Summer School

As well as running these Institutes, Alan Fraser will be adjunct professor at the KGSS and will teach in both events. If you wish one of your Institute lessons to be with Maestro Gekic, we will do our best to arrange it. KGSS participants will also be able to have piano lessons with Professor Fraser by arrangement with the KGSS organization.

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement for All Participants

KGSS participants are invited to participate in our group Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons, only €15 per lesson. There will be a free introductory presentation, "Familiarize Yourself with Feldenkrais" the first day. All those interested are invited to attend.


This typical schedule will be modified according to the makeup and needs of the group.

8:45-10:15 2 Lessons - Old School
10:15-11:00 Coffee - Seminar - Old School
11:00-:12:30 2 Lessons - Old School
12:30-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:30 1 Lesson - Old School
3:00-4:00 Group ATM - New School Auditorium (Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket for this class.)
4:00-7:00 4 Lessons - New School Auditorium
7:00 Evening Meal & Chill Out

5-DAY SCHEDULE Week 1: Aug 7-11 * * * * Week 2: Aug 12-16
Day 1 Coffee & Reception 8:15 am
Modified Daily Schedule from 8:45 am
The opening seminar will begin at 8:45 (topic: New Developments)
All other events 1 hour later than indicated in the daily schedule.
Day 2 Daily Schedule (seminar: The Thumb & Arm Weight)
Day 3 Daily Schedule (seminar: Rotation & Octaves)
Day 4 Daily Schedule (seminar: Phrasing, Rhythm and Colour)
Day 5 ModifiedDaily Schedule (seminar: Improve Your Teaching Effectiveness)
Student Recital (Optional Participation) 7 p.m.



The Institute will take place at the

„Josip Hatze“ Music School - new building, concert hall
Trg Hrvatske Bratske Zajednice 3
21000 Split

and at the old music school building,

„Josip Hatze“ Music School - old building, practice rooms
Ulica Kralja Tomislava 6
21000 Split

Click here for travelling directions to the Josip Hatze Music School, new building, which houses the recital hall and several practice rooms. From there it is a ten-minute walk to the old building at 6 Krajla Tomislava Street, nestled under the walls of the 2,000-year-old Diocletian's Palace in the old town, where there are more practice rooms.



•There are many hotels in Split, all easily available at Booking.com.

•We also recommend Airbnb which has many listings in the central Split area. Book early to get your preferred accommodations.

•Perhaps most economical is the school dormitory accomodations offered by the PianoLoop Festival. Please contact Vanesa Kleva to choose this option.


There are many restaurants within walking distance of the school.



The active participation fee covers FIVE individual lessons, daily group ATM lesson, daily seminar lecture, and observation of all other lessons. Auditors participate fully but receive no individual lessons.


In the tables below, when you scroll over a price it changes colour. Click on your preferred option to pay by credit card or PayPal at 2CheckOut.com, our retail partner. Note that the credit card charge will appear on your statement as "2CO.com," not as "The Alan Fraser Piano Institute."

If you want to register for two or more days but not the entire institute, repeat the one-day registration as many times as you need.

Please note that due to new 2CO regulations, ALL PRICES ARE LISTED IN U.S. DOLLARS. You may change your payment currency at checkout.

$1 US = about €0.95.

OPTION 1: Online Deposit

Register with a non-refundable deposit.

Split 2018 Pay Deposit
Split 2018 Deposit $100

OPTION 2: Register Online

Participation Pay in Full
Split 2018 Full Active $625
Split 2018 Active one day $128
Split 2018 Full Audit $120
Split 2018 Audit one day $25

OPTION 3: Online Discounts

10 % EARLY BIRD & SENIORS DISCOUNT - for seniors age 65 and over; also anyone under 65 who registers by April 1.

Split 2018 Full Active 10% off $562.50
Split 2018 Active one day 10% off $115.20
Split 2018 Full Audit 10% off $108
Split 2018 Audit one day 10% off $22.50

25% STUDENT DISCOUNT - for students up to age 25.

STUDENT Pay in Full
Split 2018 Full Active 25% off $468.75
Split 2018 Active one day 25% off $96
Split 2018 Full Audit 25% off $91
Split 2018 Audit one day 25% off $18.75

35% JOSIP HATZE MUSIC SCHOOL DISCOUNT - for all active Josip Hatze Music School students and staff.

Staff & Students
Pay in Full
Split 2018 Full Active 35% off $406.25
Split 2018 Active one day 35% off $83.20
Split 2018 Full Audit 35% off FREE
Split 2018 Audit one day 35% off FREE

OPTION 4: Contact us for further registration options

For other options please contact Sophia Cholich to reserve your place. Sophia will answer all your questions and arrange your preferred payment option and/or partial scholarship.

Fees for the Alan Fraser Piano Institute cover venue rental costs, travel costs, administration and website costs as well as Professor Fraser's teaching fees. Accommodation fees are paid separately.



After you have completed your institute, please return here to fill out the INSTITUTE FOLLOWUP QUESTIONNAIRE. This helps you and us to evaluate your experience, plan your ongoing regime for further pianistic advances, and fine-tune the institute structure to better meet your needs.




Canadian pianist Alan Fraser gives master classes and recitals worldwide and conducts ongoing research and refinement on the ideas put forth in his three books, The Craft of Piano Playing (also in DVD), Honing the Pianistic Self-Image, and All Thumbs: Well-Coordinated Piano Technique. He is at work on several new volumes. Visit here for more on Alan Fraser.

If you have concerns or questions about your participation in the institute and would like to address them directly to Alan Fraser, send him an email.


Pianist and pedagogue Vanesa Kleva is a Croatian pianist who has been organizing the Piano Loop Festival for seven years. She lives and works in Split and is the organizer of the Split Alan Fraser Piano Institute.

Contact Vanesa Kleva.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations before June 1: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 15: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations before June 30: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations before July 15: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations after July 15: no reimbursement unless except in cases of doctor-certified illness or acts of God.
We reserve the right to cancel the institute due to insufficient enrolment; in this eventuality all resgistration fees will be fully refunded.