Sara Davis Buechner has been celebrated as a pianist of notable
accomplishment, virtuosic mastery, artistic sensibility and
extraordinary versatility. She was a prizewinner in many of
the world's most prestigious international piano competitions:
Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, Leeds, Salzburg, Sydney and Vienna.
She was the Grand Prizewinner of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International
Piano Competition, and the top American Prizewinner of the 1986
Tchaikowsky Competition in Moscow.
She has appeared with many of America's most prominent orchestras
including The New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia and Cleveland
Orchestras, has Played widely throughout Europe and Asia, and
with such foreign orchestras as the Japan Philharmonic, the
Birmingham (U.K.) Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfónica
de Castilla y Léon (Spain). Last season she made her recital
debut at Lincoln Center's "Mostly Mozart" Festival.
Ms. Buechner's recording of solo works by George Gershwin was
selected as "Record of the Month" in May 1994 by Stereophile
magazine, and her 1997 recording of the Bach-Busoni "Goldberg"
Variations was profiled in the Recording View column of the
New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section.
Her most recent releases are recordings of piano music by Stephen
Foster for Pro Piano Records, and Rudolf Friml. Ms. Buechner
is also one of the only pianists to actively perform with silent
movies, such as the 150-minute-long restored score to Ben Hur
(1925), which was presented at the Walter Reade Theatre by the
Film Society of Lincolin Center.
Profiles of Ms. Buechner have appeared in The New York Times
Magazine and Paris Match, and she has been featured on the television
programs Entertainment Tonight and Extra. She teaches piano
and chamber music at New York University, and has presented
master classes at conservatories and universities throughout
the United States and Japan.