Limor Toren-Immerman


Limor Toren-Immerman, violinist

Dr. Limor Toren-Immerman, violinist, has won numerous regional and national competitions and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout United States, Israel, and Russia.  Her concert career has additionally taken her through Europe, Middle East, Japan, and Canada. As a soloist, she has performed violin concerti of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, and the American premiere of Leonid Desyatnikov’s Russian Seasons. She has held principal positions in many Southern California Orchestras and has performed under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Kurt Mazur, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Zanderling, and Charles Dutoit, among many others.

As a diverse chamber music player, Ms. Toren-Immerman performs music from Baroque to the twenty first century and is a member of the Fresno State Piano Trio and Trio Accento. She is an often guest performer with other groups around the country, such as Southwest Chamber Music and Chamber Music series at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture.

An enthusiastic educator, Dr. Toren-Immerman currently holds a Violin Professor position on the faculty of the California State University Fresno. Prior to this appointment she served on the faculty of Shepherds University School of Music in Los Angeles and as a visiting Professor of Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She has been invited to join the faculty of the International Music Academy and Competition in Cremona, Italy, Chamber Music Unbound in Mammoth Lakes, California, Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy in Fresno, CA, Chamber Music Roundup in Fort Worth, Texas, Music in the Mountains Festival and Conservatory in Durango, Colorado, InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy, and CSU Summer Music. She also serves as Concertmaster for Mozart Classical Orchestra and Opera in the Park, and performs as a Guest Concertmaster with the Fresno Philharmonic and many Southern California orchestras.

Ms. Toren-Immerman began her formal musical education in Russia, at the Moscow Gnessins College of Music. She holds Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Israel, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. She has held principal positions in the USC Thornton Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Young Musicians Foundation Debút Orchestra, and the American Youth Symphony and was an USC Thornton School of Music Outstanding Graduate both for her Master and Doctoral degrees.

Throughout her career, Ms. Toren-Immerman has been distinguished and honored: she was the recipient of the USC Associates Musical Scholars Award, the USC Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Award, the Baroness Leni Fe Bland Award, the H.I.A.S. Award, and of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and Jascha Heifetz Endowed Violin Scholarship.  She was also elected to join honorable societies such as Mu Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa Lambda.