Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence, Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), and “astounding virtuosity” (Philippine Star), Japan’s InTune magazine sums up: “Buechner has no superior.”
In her twenties Ms. Buechner earned a bouquet of top prizes at the world’s premiere international piano competitions — Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Leeds, Mozart (Salzburg), Beethoven (Vienna), and Sydney. She was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow and the Gold Medalist of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Ms. Buechner has performed in every state and province of North America as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with top orchestras. Her career has spanned North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Sara Davis Buechner joined the faculty of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in 2016, after previously teaching at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University and the University of British Columbia. As a proud transgender woman, Ms. Buechner also appears as a speaker and performer at important LGBTQ events and has contributed interviews and articles about her own experience to numerous media outlets worldwide.
The Daniel Ericourt Artist Residency in Piano at the UNC Greensboro School of Music honors the legacy of the great French pianist Daniel Ericourt (1903-1998), who was Artist-in-Residence at the UNC Greensboro School of Music from 1963 through 1976. The Ericourt Residency has brought many renowned artists to UNCG, including José Feghali, Jon Nakamatsu, Jacques Despres, Pascal Rogé, David Owen Norris, Charles Richard-Hamelin, Daria Rabotkina, Craig Sheppard, and Lydia Artymiw. Superlative performers and teachers like these bring inspiration, new insights, and joy to students, faculty, and audiences alike.