Award-winning pianist, Yelena Beriyeva, was born and raised in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Since her first concerto appearance with an orchestra at the age of 5, she has performed regularly all over the world. She plays with power and grace. Yelena also works with heart and dedication – often volunteering many hours at no cost – to help or serve a cause. When at nine, the Soviet regime fell, so did life as she knew it. And yet, along the way she found keys to live and play by. And these forces enable her to live without taking life for granted.