Nov. 13, 2015: Pianist Sara Davis Buechner
by Michelle Saport |
Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Building, Room 150
The UAA Department of Music is thrilled to welcome guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner!
One of the leading keyboard artists of our time, Sara Davis Buechner has been praised on four continents for her "intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess" (The New York Times), "fascinating and astounding virtuosity" (Philippine Star) and "thoughtful artistry in the full service of music" (The Washington Post). "Buechner has no superior," says Japan's InTune magazine. Winner of a bouquet of prizes at the world's great piano competitions -- Reine Elisabeth of Belgium, Leeds, Salzburg, Sydney and Vienna -- she established her early career with the Gold Medal of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and a Bronze Medal in the 1986 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Now residing in Canada, Buechner enjoys a vibrant international performance and recording career.
With an active repertoire of more than 100 piano concertos ranging from A (Albeníz) to Z (Zimbalist), she has appeared as soloist with the world's prominent orchestras: New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria; the CBC Radio Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic, City of Birmingham (U.K.) Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Kuopio (Finland) Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (Spain). Audiences throughout the world have applauded Ms. Buechner's recitals in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Prague's Dvorák Hall and Kyoto's Alti Hall; and she enjoys a special following throughout Asia where she tours annually.