REPOSTING DUE TO NEW DATE: The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will be holding a YouTube Live “Conversation and Concert” on Saturday, October 10 at 5 PM, featuring Sara Davis Buechner. (Note: rescheduled from original Sept. 26 date).
Buechner will be broadcasting from her Philadelphia home. You may view this event by searching for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s YouTube page, or by going to www.LakePlacidSinfonietta.org. No registration is required to view the event.
Buechner has appeared multiple times in the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s past concerts, and was scheduled to appear the prior summer, but had her performance cancelled due to Covid-19.
She is known for her musical command, her cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence, and is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. She has been recognized by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Philippine Star for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess, thoughtful artistry in the full service of music, and astounding virtuosity.”
In her twenties, Buechner earned several top prizes at the words premiere international piano competitions: Queen Elisabeth, Leeds, Mozart, Beethoven, and Sydney. She also won a Bronze Medal in the 1986 Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow and a Gold Medal in the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. She has performed in every state and province of North America, and has performed as a soloist, a recitalist, and a chamber musician in Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl.
Buechner is also a proud transgender woman, who appears as a speaker and performer at important LGBTQ events, and who contributed interviews and articles about her experience worldwide. She is a dual American-Canadian citizen who makes her home in Philadelphia.