Institute graduates put their new abilities to good use, and the number of competition winners passing
through Alan Fraser's hands is steadily increasing.
attended the Paris April 2015 institute. In a remarkably short time he added a dimension
of power and emotional subtlety to his playing that allowed h
im to do well in three competitions later
the same year.
He was the unanimous choice for first prize at the Boston Amateur Piano Competition in June, picked up
no fewer than 5 first prizes at the Washington DC Amateur Piano Competion in July, and a second prize
in the Chopin Amateur Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland in October. Here is one of
Michael's prize-winning performances in Boston:
South African pianist Jan Hugo
has attended several Paris institutes from 2016 onward. This performance from 2013 won him a
overseas scholarship. This recording does not do his tone justice - the microphones are
stuffed so far inside the piano that the sound is unavoidably tinny. His is better! Jan has passed to the finals of the
Liszt Competition in Antwerp, where he will perform in October 2017.
Aurelien Bocdard hails from Geneva, Switzerland and lives in Kansas where he is completing his
doctoral studies. He first attended the Salt Lake City institute in 2013. In that first year he
resolved some pain issues; since then the work has focused on developing sonority and expressive
depth. Aurelien won a
National Collaborative Pianist award
Peter Lehmann is from Concord NH, and now attends the Berkley School of Music in Boston. He has attended
several institutes, beginning in 2011. This is from a performance at the Concord Community Music School, 2014:
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