Yelena Beriyeva, Piano

 


 

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Higher Education

 

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Dates of attendance: 2007 – 2009

Diploma: GD in Piano Performance

 

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Dates of attendance: 2005 – 2007

Degree received: MM in Piano Performance

 

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Dates of attendance: 2003 – 2005

Degree received: BM in Piano Performance

 

Tbilisi State Conservatory, Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia

Dates of attendance: 1998 – 2002

Degree received: BM in Piano Performance

 

 

Principal teachers

 

Alexander Korsantia

(NEC: Boston, USA)

Nicholas Zumbro

(UofA: Tucson, AZ)

Tengiz Amirejibi

(Tbilisi State Conservatory: Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia)

 

 

Chamber music coaches

 

Donald and Vivian Weilerstein (NEC)

John Moriarty (NEC)

Steve Drury (NEC)

Richard Stoltzman (NEC)

Paula Fan (University of Arizona)

Giorgi Toroshelidze (Tbilisi State Conservatory)

 

Masterclasses

Elisso Virsaladze, Russel Sherman, Victor Rosenbaum, Veronica Jochum, Seymour Lipkin

 

 

Awards/Honors

 

Grant holder of the Malden Cultural Council in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council: Malden, MA, 2016

 

A fellow of the New England Conservatory Community and Partnership Program: Boston, MA, 2005 – 2007

 

Nanna Rose Endowed Scholarship Holder at the New England Conservatory of Music: Boston, MA, 2005 – 2007

 

3rd Prize winner of the San Marino International Piano Competition: San Marino, Italy, 2010

 

2nd Prize winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition: Hilton Head Island, SC, 2008

 

Winner in piano duo category of the National Chamber Music Competition:

Boston, MA – New York City, NY, 2006

 

Winner of the New England Conservatory Piano Department Concerto Competition: Boston, MA, 2005

 

Grand Prix winner of the Green Valley State Piano Competition: Tucson-Green Valley, AZ, 2004

 

Top prize winner of the International Piano Competition “Armenian Legacy”: Yerevan, Armenia, 2001

 

1st Prize winner in Piano Duo category of the 1st Tsintsadze Chamber Ensemble Republican Competition: Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia, 2000

 

Diploma holder of the First World Young People Delfiada: Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia, 1997

 

1st Prize and Gold Medal winner of the International Competition “Amadeus 95”: Yerevan, Armenia, 1995

 

Laureate and Special Prize for Artistry winner of the 2nd International Competition of Young Pianists of Vladimir Kraynev: Kharkov, Ukraine, 1994

 

Scholarship holder of Non-Profit Program “New Names”: Moscow, Russia, 1994

 

 

 

Selected Performance Experience

 

Solo recitals:

 

Convocation Hall, McMaster University: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Guest Artist Series)

 

Williams and Keller Halls, New England Conservatory of Music: Boston, MA

 

Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory: Boston, MA

 

Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music: Oberlin, OH (Guest Artist Series)

 

Bing Theater: Los Angeles, CA (Guest Artist series)

 

Halsclaw Hall, University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona

 

Concert Hall, Yerevan State Conservatory: Yerevan, Armenia (Guest Artist Series)

 

Grand Concert Hall, Tbilisi State Conservatory: Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia

 

Jordan Hall performances include works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Barber, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Berg, Messiaen, Heiss and the others.

 

 

 

Soloist with orchestras:

 

Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra led by Linus Lerner: Tucson, AZ

 

Rep. of San Marino Symphony Orchestra led by Philippe Entremont: San Marino, Italy

 

NEC Wind Ensemble led by Charles Peltz, Boston, MA

 

NEC Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Ludovic Morlot, Boston, MA

 

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra led by Mary Woodmansee Green, Hilton Head Island, SC

 

Yerevan Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Luigi di Bella, Yerevan, Armenia

 

Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra led by Revaz Takidze: Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia

 

 

Teaching/work experience

 

 

Concord Conservatory of Music: Concord, MA

Position: Piano Faculty

Position description: Private piano lessons within the school academic curriculum

Age of students: 6 – 17

Work period: 2013 – Current

 

 

Boston Conservatory: Boston, MA

Position: Staff Pianist

Position description: Collaborating with undergraduate, as well as graduate students (vocalists, as well as instrumentalists)

Age of students: 18 – 30

Work period: 2008 – Current

 

 

New England Conservatory of Music Prep. School: Boston, MA

Position: Piano Duo Faculty

Position description: Coaching piano duo ensembles

Age of students: 6 – 17

Work period: 2008 – 2012  

 

 

New England Conservatory of Music: Boston, MA

Position: Piano Instructor/Teaching Assistant to Prof. Alexander Korsantia

Position description: Private individual piano lessons

Age: Undergraduate and graduate students

Assistantship period: 2006 – 2009

 

 

St. Peter and Paul Parish Catholic School: Tucson, AZ

Position: Piano Faculty

Position description: Private piano lessons within the school academic curriculum

Age of students: 6 – 17

Work period: 2002 – 2005

 

 

 

Sharon Music Academy: Sharon, MA

Position: Piano Faculty

Position description: Private piano lessons within the school academic curriculum

Age of students: 6 – 17

Work period: 2007 – 2008

 

 

Private Piano Lessons

Age of students: 5 +

Period: 2000 – Present

 

 

 

Additional Skills

Play violin and organ

Fluent in Georgian, Russian, English