Arlene Shrut stands out as a premiere collaborative pianist. With her inspiring engagement and expertise, Arlene is one of the most popular coaches in the country. Her magnetic appeal is piloted by her achievements as an artist, teacher, innovator, and advocate, with a commitment to training artists to personally communicate and visually engage with their audiences while reinvigorating performing arts as a whole.


The Sustainable Symphony seeks to become the premiere alternative in orchestral programming by offering highly trained collaborative pianists as orchestral substitutes in performance. These pianists functionally and sustainably codify an approach to large-scale repertoire that increases cost-effective performance opportunities for masterworks. By bringing these large-scale orchestral masterworks to venues and audiences of all sizes and demographics, the series pioneers a new approach to accessibility, flexibility, and affordability.

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Shrut is a consummate collaborator...
— Classical Voice New England
The thing that is most striking about Arlene is her ability to work with all types of people. She has such a positive energy about her...
— Jennifer Trost, Associate Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University
Arlene has been instrumental in helping me make the transition from student to professional. She is generous with her time and ideas, musical and non-musical, and always looks for ways to help musicians individually.
— Renate Rohlfing, collaborative pianist

Sorel Legacy Medallion

Arlene Shrut was recently honored with receiving the The Sorel Foundation's inaugural Legacy Medallion. The Sorel Legacy Medallion honors the work of female artists whose careers reflect lifetime achievement in music through performance, training, or service. Each recipient shall be recognized for excellence in her field and for advancing the contributions of women in the arts. The long-term commitment of the Legacy Medallion is to support high visibility projects, assist women in gaining prominence in the musical world, and promote their identities as role models for other professionals.  

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