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"
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)
Philadelphia Music Teachers Association
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)
The New York Times
"Buechner has it all... intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess"