Sara Davis Buechner piano

Sara Davis Buechner: “Music Is a Path to a Higher Reality, to a Very, Very Beautiful Place. My Whole Life I’ve Wanted to Be In That Place and I’ve Wanted to Take People There With Me”

Sara Davis Buechner is not only an outstanding pianist and superlative teacher but is also a voice of her generation with regard to transgender issues and rights. We sit down with Ms. Buechner for a lively discussion of her fascinating life, education, career, and experiences as a transgender woman in the world of classical music.
alicia larrocha

Alicia Torra de Larrocha: “My Father Was My Mother’s Greatest Admirer and Supported Her to Become a Concert Pianist”

We have had a delightful conversation at Piano Magazine with Alicia Torra, daughter of the famous pianist Alicia de Larrocha. The following interview features discussions about Alicia Torra’s mother — her professional life, the family balance for a female concert pianist in the ‘60s, anecdotes, and many other exciting topics.
Mari Kodama piano

Mari Kodama: “Even Seemingly Unbalanced Art Is Balanced Perfectly to Move Us. And Such Can Be Said for Performers. Pianists Should Aim to Have a Perfectly Balanced Triangle of the Mind, Heart, and Hands”

Mari Kodama is an international pianist and is highly regarded as a Beethoven interpreter. She is a Steinway Artist and serves as a music festival director for several national and international festivals. In this interview, Mari Kodama discusses her beginnings in Europe, her mentors and teaching philosophy, her unique repertoire choices, her passion for Beethoven, and several exciting projects on the horizon.
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