Yana is originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she studied with Tatiana Glazirina majoring in piano performance. She began her studies with Karen Becker at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2007 and has participated in master classes with Evgenia Tzarov and Helen Huang. In the spring of 2011 Yana made her debut as soloist with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488.
She completed her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Music and Accounting in May 2012, when she graduated summa cum laude. In the Spring of 2014, Yana was one of the winners of the Annual Beethoven Competition. She is currently in the DMA program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is a student of award-winning pianist Christopher Taylor.