Yelena Beriyeva, Piano
Hailed as “the paragon of the concert pianist” by LA Examiner and “a standout performer” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Georgian-born American pianist Yelena Beriyeva continues to hold esteem as one of the finest artists of her generation.
Ms. Beriyeva made her solo debut at the age of 5 with the Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in Rep. of Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. While pursuing her Master’s Degree at the New England Conservatory, she was no stranger to prestigious Jordan Hall where audiences could hear and watch her perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Chopin, Barber, Bartok, Berg, Stravinsky, and others.
Ms. Beriyeva has been featured as a guest artist at the prestigious Great Romantics Festival of Canada in collaboration with Celebrity Concert Series at the McMaster University, on "Sundays with Liz Walker" at WBZ TV Channel 4, as a guest artist in "Sundays Live" of Los Angeles series of concerts in collaboration with LACMA and KCSN 88.5 FM while being broadcasted live online worldwide, as well as on Boston’s WGBH radio while being aired with pianist Alexander Korsantia as piano duo partners. Ms. Beriyeva has also been featured as a guest artist at a prestigious Georgian International Festival "From Easter to Ascension" that takes place in Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia every year. Most recently, she was invited to perform Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra while being given a 2-day notice.
Ms. Beriyeva has earned countless awards at local and international Piano competitions some of which include San Marino International Piano Competition of Italy and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition of the USA to name a couple. She has appeared as soloist under the batons of such renowned conductors as Ludovic Morlot and Philippe Entremont.
Ms. Beriyeva holds degrees in piano performance from the New England Conservatory (M.M. and G.D.), the University of Arizona (B.M.), and the Tbilisi State Conservatory (B.M.) as well as Diploma from Tbilisi’s Special Gymnasium for Gifted Children. Her primary teachers were Alexander Korsantia, Nicholas Zumbro, Tengiz Amirejibi, Alexander Garber, Lali Sanikidze, Karlo Begiev and Svetlana Arakelova.