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Ruth Sovronsky

Collaborative pianist: music

Ruth SovronskyRuth Sovronsky, Director of Development of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for the past two years, also served as Director of Development for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut. Sovronsky’s lifelong love affair with music is reflected in her own training as a classical pianist, in her children’s careers (both are professional musicians, and her son-in-law is principal percussionist of the Utah Symphony), and her weekly travels to New York on Friday evenings to accompany the Suzuki Violin group, where her children received the initial musical training.

Sovronsky is a licensed attorney, and prior to her planned career change to work as a development professional, she practiced in the field of matrimonial law in New York for over 30 years. As a New York attorney, she served as counsel to several high profile matrimonial law firms, graduated with high honors from St. John’s University School of Law, and was a frequently requested lecturer who also presented the annual Matrimonial Law Update for the Suffolk Academy of Law. An accomplished writer, she was a contributing author and co-author on a variety of publications by Matthew Bender (now Lexis Nexis) Publishing Company. Deeply committed to the arts, Sovronsky also served as a grant writer for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, securing the coveted “Outstanding New American Play” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Upon moving to Connecticut, she was an adjunct professor of law at UConn School of Law, teaching legal research and writing. 

Sovronsky also worked as a performing arts photographer for a variety of New York theatre companies, with numerous published photographs in the New York Times, The Village Voice and Broadway World, among others.