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Sara Davis Buechner
Background information
Birth name David Buechner
Born 1959 (age 50–51)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupations Concert pianist, educator
Instruments Piano

Sara Davis Buechner (born David Buechner, 1959)[1] is an American concert pianist and educator. She has been an assistant professor of piano at the University of British Columbia since 2003,[2] and was formerly a member of the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and New York University.[3]

Buechner received her undergraduate degree from Juilliard School, and received her doctorate in music from the Manhattan School of Music.[4]

She underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1998.[4] She dislikes the term "transsexual", and is said to be "mildly peeved" about being referred to as such, stating that living as a woman was the only honest way to live her life.[5]

She has performed with many different orchestras with an active repertoire of almost 100 concertos, and has given master classes at locations across the world.[6]

Ms. Buechner is a Yamaha Artist.



  • Mujeres Espanolas - Piano Works of Joaquin Turina (1992)
  • The American Flute (1993) (with flutist Robert Stallman)
  • Henry Martin: Preludes and Fugues (1990-92) (1994)
  • Mozart: Piano Sonatas (1995)
  • The Paradine Case - Hollywood Piano Concertos (1995)
  • Bach-Busoni "Goldberg" Variations (1997)
  • Miklos Rozsa: Complete Works For Solo Piano (1999)
  • Stephen Foster: Complete Piano Works (2002)
  • Rudolf Friml: Piano Music (2003)
  • Bygone Days - Music for Violin and Piano by Rudolf Friml (2006) (with violinist Stephanie Chase)
  • George Gershwin - Original Works and Transcriptions for Solo Piano (2005)
  • Nineteen Rags Of Joseph Lamb
  • Variations And Other Works of Brahms And Dvorak
  • Works of Busoni and Stravinsky
  • Gershwin: Second Rhapsody/Addinsell: "Warsaw" Concerto
  • Tchaikowsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 23


Buechner was a prizewinner for piano at the 1983 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.[7] She was awarded the Gold Medal at the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and won the Bronze Medal[4] in the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition.[3]


  1. ^ "Allmusic: David Buechner > overview", retrieved February 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "Sara Davis Buechner - About Sara", retrieved February 25, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Sara Davis Buechner - US Pianist", retrieved February 25, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c Minderovic, Z. "Sara Davis Buechner Biography", retrieved March 15, 2007.
  5. ^ Alexander Varty, "Beyond the standards", Georgia Straight, August 2, 2007.
  6. ^ "Sara Davis Buechner - Concerto Repertoire", retrieved February 25, 2007.
  7. ^ "Queen Elisabeth music competition, David (Sarah Davis) Buechner", retrieved February 25, 2007.

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