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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“Rooted in America” is the title of this exceptional concert, on which I will play George Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody along with solo works of Artie Mathews and Margaret Bonds. The orchestra is conducted by Andrew Grams, and the program is dedicated with love and gratitude to my dear friend, the late Michael Morgan (1957 – 2021).

JANUARY
27
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Solo recital of rare works by French composers — Déodat de Sévérac, Jacque-Dupont, Maurice Ravel, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Cécile Chaminade. Plus a rare performance of the 1908 French silent movie “L’Assassinat du Duc de Guise” with live accompaniment of the original score by Camille Saint-Säens.

Friday evening performance at 7:30 p.m., at Rock Hall, 1715 North Broad Street.

FEBRUARY
3
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Another delightful duo-piano recital by myself and my TU colleague Charles Abramovic. Highlight of the program is Maurice Ravel’s sumptuous arrangement of Claude Debussy’s “Trois Nocturnes,” for two pianos.

Sunday afternoon performance at 3:00 p.m., at Rock Hall, 1715 North Broad Street.

FEBRUARY
5
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"Buechner has it all... intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess"

The New York Times

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