Past Concert: Sara Davis Buechner

When

January 15, 2010 at 8pm

Where

St. John Anglican Church

Description

Sara Davis Buechner is a classical concert pianist whose performances and recordings have garnered acclaim on four continents. Career highlights include winning prizes in many of the world's most prestigious competitions, appearing with prominent orchestras world-wide, and an extensive list of recordings on major CD labels, MP-files, and Yamaha software systems.

Sara has commissioned an original work by Squamish’s own Jared Miller titled: Piano Sonata No.1 “Instincts”. She will be premiering this piece on the evening of January 15th.  

Her extensive classical repertoire includes over 100 different piano concertos spanning the breadth of keyboard music from Bach to the music of prominent composers of our time. Her affinities range from Mozart (InTune magazine: "the closest thing to a perfect disc of Mozart piano music known") to Chopin to Busoni (a friend of the Busoni family, she studied with several of his important pupils) to Japanese music to Ragtime, Novelty Classics and Gershwin (Deseret News: "the greatest performance of Rhapsody in Blue I have ever heard"). She has composed several suites for piano as well as music for chamber ensemble and voice. And she is also one of the very few concert pianists today performing original scores to silent movies, like "Ben Hur" (150 minutes non-stop!) at New York's Lincoln Center.

Sara is a dazzling pianist and witty speaker, with a gregarious personality that leaps from the stage. In informal concerts she will chat delightfully about her cosmopolitan range of interests -- from baseball and classic cartoons, to New York art deco architecture and Japanese kabuki --  to connect with her audience on an intimate level, and make her music a personal and enchanting experience for everyone.

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www.sarabuechner.com