Oni Buchanan

Oni Buchanan is a poet, pianist, and the founder and director of the Ariel Artists management company, representing soloists and chamber ensembles, and designed for the evolving classical music landscape of the 21st century.

As a poet, Buchanan is the author of three poetry books to date: Must a Violence (2012, Kuhl House Press), Spring (2008, winner of the National Poetry Series), and What Animal (2003, winner of the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Series competition). Buchanan’s poems have been selected for numerous anthologies, and have been published in many print and online literary journals

Buchanan toured as a solo pianist for over a decade, with concert programming that was often interdisciplinary in nature, directly engaging the intimate connections between the arts. She frequently performed and commissioned new works, programming them in concert alongside canonical repertoire with the goal of illuminating the fascinating connections/conversations across time between otherwise very different stylistic works. Buchanan has released four solo piano albums. Hierosgamos (2016) on the Arpa Viva label is her fifth commercial release, with two additional albums still forthcoming.