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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Rave Review of Beethoven Concerto No. 3 with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

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…

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ADAGIO FOR THANKSGIVING

This beautiful Adagio is one of 24 new pieces for piano, entitled “The Wolf-Tempered Clavier” by Hungarian composer Péter Wolf. My first piano teacher, Veronika Wolf Cohen (cousin of Péter),…

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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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"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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I will give a noontime talk about Franz Liszt and his transcription for piano and orchestra of Schubert’s “Wanderer Fantasy,” for the Rittenhouse Square committee at the Doubletree Hotel on Broad and Locust Streets, Center City Philadelphia. Proceeds to benefit the Philadelphia Orchestra.

(photo: Rittenhouse Square in Autumn)

OCTOBER
18
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I will give a lecture about the life, work and legacy of pianist Alberto Jonás (1868 – 1943), author of the “Master School of Modern Piano Playing and Virtuosity” and longtime pedagogue in New York City and at Philadelphia’s Coombs College of Music. The re-publication of Jonás’ essential 7-volume pianistic treatise was my first reprint project for Dover Publications as chief music editor in 2010.

The lecture will be followed by a Master Class.

Both events at Rock Hall, Temple University, at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

(photo of Alberto Jonás in 1905 from collection of Sara Davis Buechner)

OCTOBER
20
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I will perform the two Piano Concertos of Frédéric Chopin — Op. 11 in E minor, and Op. 21 in F minor. Bahman Saless conducts.

OCTOBER
26
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"Buechner has it all... intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess"

The New York Times

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