Born in Tel Aviv, Buchman studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of music with Uri Shoham and completed his studies in London with William Bennett. A highly acclaimed flutist, Buchman serves as Principal Flute of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA. As a soloist he has appeared in numerous concerts and recordings, in Israel as well as in prestigous concert halls throughout Europe, North and South America. He plays and records with diverse chamber ensembles and is a founding member of the Israel Contemporary Players. Buchman has many CDs to his credit; these include, among others, recordings of flute concertos by Nielsen, Ibert, Partos, Gronich and Bloch and chamber music by Bach, Schubert, R. Strauss, Ben-Haim, Zehavi, Leef, Ran and Sheriff. His repertoire spans a diverse range, from Baroque and Classical to contemporary music.
A significant part of his activity has been devoted to bringing Israeli music to the attention of a wider audience and many prominent Israeli composers have dedicated works to him. In recognition of his unique contribution in this area he was awarded the “Prize for Excellence in Performing Israeli Music” by the Arts and Culture Council of Israel, and the “Oedoen Partos Prize” by the Israeli Minister of Culture.
His new album – “Chance Encounters” was recently released. It includes the world première recording of Jazz Sebastian Bach for flute & jazz trio, written especially for Buchman by composer Uri Brener, a recording of Histoire du Tango (Piazzola), with Guitarist Ruben Seroussi, and the Suite for Flute & Jazz Trio (Bolling), with the Tabula Rassa Jazz Trio. Buchman teaches flute at the Jerusalem Music Academy.