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Pianist Sara Buechner to perform Rachmaninoff with Edmonton Symphony

June 13, 2019 | By Carrie Feiner
President - Carrie Feiner Concert Mgmt


Distinguished pianist Sara Davis Buechner will perform with the Edmonton Symphony June 14/15th

Maestro Prior Conduting in a performance of Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


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Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary
independence, Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert

pianists of our time. Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-
encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in

the full service of music” (Washington Post), and “astounding
virtuosity” (Philippine Star), Japan’s InTune magazine sums up: “Buechner
has no superior.”
In her twenties Ms. Buechner earned a bouquet of top prizes at the world’s
premiere international piano competitions — Queen Elisabeth (Brussels),
Leeds, Mozart (Salzburg), Beethoven (Vienna), and Sydney. She was a
Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow and the
Gold Medalist of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.
Ms. Buechner has performed in every state and province of North America
— as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with top orchestras like the
New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Philadelphia
Orchestra; and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and
the Hollywood Bowl. She has toured throughout Latin and South America
and Europe; and she enjoys a special following in Asia, where she has been
a featured soloist with the Sydney Symphony, New Zealand Philharmonic,
New Japan Philharmonic and Shanghai Philharmonic, among many others.
She has commissioned and premiered important contemporary scores by
composers such as Michael Brown, John Corigliano, Ray Green, Dick
Hyman, Vitezslavá Kaprálová, Jared Miller, Joaquín Nin-Culmell, and
Yukiko Nishimura. Ms. Buechner’s performance versatility extends to
unique collaborations with film and dance (including tours with the Mark
Morris Dance Group, and Japanese kabuki-mime-mask dancer Yayoi

Ms. Buechner has released numerous acclaimed recordings of rare piano
music by composers such as Rudolf Friml (“a revelation” — The New York
Times), Dana Suesse, Joseph Lamb, Joaquín Turina, Miklós Rózsa, and

Ferruccio Busoni (including the world première recording of the Bach-
Busoni “Goldberg” Variations). Stereophile magazine selected her Gershwin

CD as “Recording of the Month,” and her interpretation of Hollywood
Piano Concertos won Germany’s coveted Deutsches Schauplatten Preis. Most
recently her recorded traversal of the score to Carl Dreiser’s silent movie
classic Master of the House (1925) may be heard on Criterion Collection
Sara Davis Buechner joined the faculty of Temple University’s Boyer
College of Music and Dance in 2016, after previously teaching at the
Manhattan School of Music, New York University and the University of
British Columbia. She has presented masterclasses and workshops at major
pedagogic venues worldwide, adjudicated important international piano
competitions, and is also a contributing editor for Dover Publications
International. In 2017 Ms. Buechner marked her 30th year as a dedicated
Yamaha Artist.
As a proud transgender woman, Ms. Buechner also appears as a speaker
and performer at important LGBTQ events, and has contributed interviews
and articles about her own experience to numerous media outlets
Sara is a dual American-Canadian




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