A formidable soloist, bringing depth, eloquence, and gleeful technical assurance.San Francisco Chronicle
The breadth of Ms. Buechner’s artistry, spanning thundering fortissimos and chiseled passagework, as well as lyrical moments colored by a poetic sensitivity that was tempered by wit and judicious restraintThe New York Times
Buechner's playing was faultless, favoring a bright, forthright sonority.The Philadelphia Inquirer
Here are some highlights from a wonderful review of my performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra this past weekend under the…Read more
The Washington Post
"Buechner's performance... with its soft contours and liquid, legato phrasing... had a beauty that might have taken even Mozart's breath away"
For all the Early Birds and Piano Students of NEC, I will give a 10:00 a.m. lecture presentation titled “Philly Special,” about the teaching and legacy of Alberto Jonás (1868 – 1943), whose “Master School of Modern Piano Playing and Virtuosity” I have helped to resurrect in the awareness and pedagogy of many of my colleagues. My own students know its 1500+ pages of difficult exercises, well.
Whenever I walk past the former Combs College Conservatory at 1331 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, I nod in homage to Prof. Jonás, whose ghost I believe still roams the building’s hallways — now in use as a funeral parlor. I can still see the elegant Professor, with flamboyant ascot, cutaway coat, waxed moustache, Cuban cigar all at the ready. Back in the 1920s, a Music Teacher was a Music Teacher, and looked like one.
Longwood Symphony Orchestra
I will perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Ronald Feldman conducting. Concert at 8:00 p.m. in venerable Jordan Hall.
The New York Times
"Buechner has it all... intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess"