Sept. 20: Clark chamber director Yelena Beriyeva will perform Mussorgsky, give talk on piano suite

  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Razzo Hall (Traina Center for the Arts)

“Yelena Beriyeva is an award-winning pianist who has touched hearts of listeners all over the world with her powerful yet graceful performances.”

Yelena Beriyeva, distinguished artist and director of chamber ensembles at Clark University, will perform Pictures at an Exhibition by renowned Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. This piece serves as a tribute to the works of Mussorgsky’s late friend, Viktor Hartmann.

Georgian-born Yelena 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.

Beriyeva has earned countless awards at local and international piano competitions, including San Marino International Piano Competition of Italy and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. She has appeared as soloist under the batons of such renowned conductors as Ludovic Morlot and Philippe Entremont.

She holds degrees in piano performance from the New England Conservatory, the University of Arizona, and the Tbilisi State Conservatory, as well as a diploma from Tbilisi’s Special Gymnasium for Gifted Children.