FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2014
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2013-14 GINA BACHAUER CONCERT SERIES FEATURES 1984 GOLD MEDALISTS
SARA DAVIS BUECHNER
Sara Davis Buechner enjoys a vibrant international performance and recording career as a musician of “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “fascinating and astounding virtuosity” (Philippine Star), and “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music”(Washington Post). She established her early career as winner of a bouquet of prizes at the world’s great piano competitions, including the Gold Medal of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and a Bronze Medal in the 1986 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.
With an active repertoire of over 100 piano concertos ranging from Bach to Wuorinen, she has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s prominent orchestras: New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco, Vancouver, the CBC Radio Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic, Birmingham (U.K.), BBC Philharmonic, Kuopio (Finland), Slovak Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (Spain). The New York Times greeted CD of piano music by Rudolf Friml as a “revelation,” and devoted the front page of its Sunday Arts & Leisure section to her 1997 world première recording of the Bach-Busoni “Goldberg” Variations. Ms. Buechner’s versatility extends to many premières of new music, and collaborations with film and dance projects.
A former faculty member of New York University, she has presented lectures and masterclasses worldwide. Now a Canadian resident, Sara Davis Buechner is Associate Professor of Music at the University of British Columbia School in Vancouver.
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Jeanne Wagner Theater, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Sonata in E-flat Major, KV 282 Wolfgang Mozart
Four Salon Pieces Anton Arensky
Trois Mouvements de “Pétrouchka” Igor Stravinsky
Bailete (Suite de danzas del siglo XIX) Joaquín Turina
Four Foxtrots George Gershwin
transcribed from acoustic recordings and player piano rolls
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