A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
Dawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor
Kaprálová – Partita for Piano and Strings
Clara Wieck Schumann – Piano Concerto
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Smyth – Serenade
Part of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.
About Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Sara Davis Buechner is one of the leading concert pianists of our time. She has been praised worldwide as a musician of “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times). Japan’s InTune magazine says: “When it comes to clarity, flawless tempo selection, phrasing and precise control of timbre, Buechner has no superior.”
In her twenties, Ms. Buechner won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.
With an active repertoire of more than 100 piano concertos ranging from A (Albeníz) to Z (Zimbalist) — one of the largest of any concert pianist today — she has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s prominent orchestras. Audiences throughout North America have applauded Ms. Buechner’s recitals in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl; and she enjoys wide success throughout Asia where she tours annually.
Sara Davis Buechner’s numerous CD and DVD recordings have received prominent critical appraisal. She can be seen and heard on numerous live video and audio recordings on her website and YouTube Channel; and she has created many essays in written, spoken and film format on her blog “Sara Says.”
She is a Professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and an Honorary Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Shanghai. Sara Davis Buechner is a Yamaha artist.