Hailed as “the paragon of the concert pianist” (LA Examiner), “a standout performer” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) with “extraordinary talent” (Boston Metro Opera), Georgian-born American pianist Yelena Beriyeva continues to hold esteem as one of Boston’s finest artists.
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, and the United States. Some of her performances include appearances in Jordan Hall where she performed works of 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, CA series of concerts in collaboration with LACMA and KCSN 88.5 FM while being broadcasted live online worldwide as well as on WGBH radio while being aired with pianist Alexander Korsantia as piano duo partners. Most recently, Ms. Beriyeva has been featured as a guest artist at a prestigious Georgian International Festival "From Easter to Ascension" that took place in Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia. Recent collaborations with renowned artists include an operatic bass from Germany, Pawel Izdebski and Boston-Seattle based violinist, Alexander Velinzon.
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. She studied with Alexander Korsantia, Nicholas Zumbro, Tengiz Amirejibi, Alexander Garber, Lali Sanikidze, Karlo Begiev and Svetlana Arakelova.
“the paragon of the concert pianist”