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 restraint
The New York Times
Buechner's playing was faultless, favoring a bright, forthright sonority.
The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to the new www.saradavisbuechner.com! Have a look around and let me know what you think… -Sara

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Too Many Notes – Mozart Moments Ep. 7

There’s a well known scene from the movie “Amadeus” where the composer Mozart is accused of writing too many notes. Of course, this causes a little bit of consternation (and…

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Virtuosity According To Mozart

“I think a lot of people think that virtuosity on the piano means playing a lot of hard chords and notes really really fast while sweating a lot and looking…

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Now Batting: Wolfgang DiMaggio

Classical musicians often like to make a big distinction between the music they associate with and popular music (which they see as a somewhat “lesser” venture). But did Mozart ever…

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"Buechner's performance... with its soft contours and liquid, legato phrasing... had a beauty that might have taken even Mozart's breath away"

The Washington Post

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The Winter Edition of the Newport Festival presents a chamber recital featuring myself with violinist Stephanie Chase. We will perform Sonatas of Wolfgang Mozart and Richard Strauss, works of Miklós Rózsa, and Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane.

OCT
27
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The second of two concerts devoted to the indelible New York music of George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) and Dana Suesse (1909 – 1987), with the skyline of Brooklyn Bridge and the East River as backdrop. On this program are Suesse’s delicious “Cocktail Suite,” “110th Street Rhumba” and “Night Sky”; and Gershwin’s Three Preludes and Second Rhapsody (“Rhapsody in Rivets”) in my own virtuoso arrangement for solo piano.

NOV
2
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Competition adjudication. This year’s Philadelphia chapter competition will take place at Temple University.

NOV
4
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"Buechner has it all... intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess"

The New York Times

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