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 is recognized 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 Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. While pursuing her Master’s Degree at New England Conservatory, she played several recitals in Jordan Hall, performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Chopin, Barber, Bartok, Berg, Stravinsky, and others.

Ms. Beriyeva has been featured as a guest artist at the 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, broadcast live online worldwide; as well as on Boston’s WGBH radio, performing with pianist Alexander Korsantia as piano duo partners. Ms. Beriyeva has also been featured as a guest artist at the annual Georgian International Festival "From Easter to Ascension" in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Over the past two years, she performed Rachmaninoff’s First, Second and Third Piano Concertos with orchestras in Mexico and in Arizona. Most recently, Ms. Beriyeva has been appointed by Clark University, Worcester, MA as a Director of Chamber Ensembles and a Distinguished Artist in Piano.

Ms. Beriyeva has earned countless awards at local and international Piano competitions, including the San Marino International Piano Competition of Italy and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in the USA, to name just two. 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 a 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.

We welcome Ms. Beriyeva to her first appearance on our concert series.