Important Save the Date Announcement
Chamber Music Kelowna invites you, your friends, and family to attend our special fundraising event on Mother’s Day to benefit our Youth and Community Outreach Fund.
A Musical Mother’s Day
What: Gourmet smorgasbord lunch followed by guest pianist, Sara Davis Buechner, in recital
When: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: At the beautiful Bottega Farm Inn, 4485 Sallows Road
Cost: $50 per person. Tickets are available with your next season’s subscription, or at the RCA box office.
Sara Davis Buechner, Piano
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. She is a principal classical music consultant to Dover Publications, and is a Yamaha artist.
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