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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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.

MARCH
6
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I will perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Ronald Feldman conducting. Concert at 8:00 p.m. in venerable Jordan Hall.

MARCH
7
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Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major KV 503 (cadenzas by myself), conducted by Ronald Feldman.

MARCH
13
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"Buechner has it all... intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess"

The New York Times

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