All this takes place in the wonderful, elegant musician's retreat created by Elisa Wiener at
Wienerissimo , a 17th century house in Ahun, a lovely medieval town filled with ancient churches in central France. There are several practice pianos scattered at various strategic locations through the house.
Ahun - The Dining Room
Are you hesitant to attend? Feel you are not advanced enough? Not well-enough prepared? Don't worry; Alan welcomes all, no matter what your ability, no matter what the state of your program. The Institute really is open to all interested pianists:
There is no limit to improvement!
This schedule may be modified according to the needs of the group.
We are hoping that the pandemic will have run its course by the end of August and we will have no difficulty in traveling to Ahun. If by chance restrictions still apply and train service is curtailed, it may be wise to plan on traveling to Ahun by car.
Alan Fraser contracted the Corona virus in November 2020. Luckily he had only mild symptoms and quickly recovered, and in addition he has received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. (March-June 2020). Nevertheless, if Covid-19 restrictions are still in force during the institute, the following measures will be followed for the protection and comfort of all participants:
Drive from Paris to13 Place du Dr Couderc, 23150 Ahun, CREUSE
There is a local train from Paris that takes about four hours. Due to Covid restrictions the train information is not yet available on the SNCF website, but we trust service will be restored in time for the institute.
Association Le Salon de musique-Wienerissimo
13, place du Dr Coudère
Téléphone : 06.82.46.70.45 (Élisa Wiener, présidente fondatrice)
All participants live in residence at Wienerissimo, with full board. Elisa has generously offered us all the student rate, making the cost very reasonable. In addition to the chambres d'hôtes there is a cottage at our diposal, and there is a reasonable hotel across the street for overflow participants, Gîte de Bertau.
There are three levels of lodging quality offered:
Please contact Elisa to reserve your room and discuss your lodging needs.
Lodging and meal fees are paid separately from the Institute registration fee.
Elisa's establishment offers us all meals:
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COMBINE ACTIVE AND PASSIVE DAYS
To combine active and passive registrations hit the back button on your browser to add another purchase item to the same payment procedure. For instance, if you want to attend for five days but only have three individual lessons, purchase three Active Participant days and two Passive Participant days for a total of five.
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Canadian pianist Alan Fraser gives master classes and recitals worldwide and conducts ongoing research and refinement on the ideas put forth in his books on piano technique:
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.
WIENERISSIMO Visit the medieval lanes and byways of AHUN, a 13th century village with its special charm and churches dating from the 13th-16th centuries. This village feels as if it has been untouched by time, and Elisa, an amateur musician herself, offers unbeatable hospitality.
If you must cancel your registration, reimbursement will be as follows:
Cancellations more than two months before Institute opening date: 100% reimbursement.
Cancellations more than one month before Institute opening date: 75% reimbursement.
Cancellations more than two weeks before Institute opening date: 50% reimbursement.
Cancellations more than one week before Institute opening date: 25% reimbursement.
Cancellations less than one week before Institute opening date: no reimbursement 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 event, all registration fees are fully refundable.
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