Youth Orchestras of Fresno
Ms. Toren-Immerman has won numerous regional and national competitions and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout Russia, Israel, and the United States. Her concert career has additionally taken her through France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Egypt, the Canary Islands, Japan, and Canada. She has recently performed the American premiere of Leonid Desyatnikov’s Russian Seasons, and violin concerti of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Bach as well as major chamber music recitals in collaboration with Bernadene Blaha, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Patrick Gallois, and many others. She has performed under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Kurt Mazur, Michael Tilson-Thomas, and Charles Dutoit; and, in support of Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, and Evgeny Kissin.
Currently Ms. Toren-Immerman is on the faculty at the California State University Fresno, and Shepherds University School of Music. She also serves as Concertmaster for Mozart Classical Orchestra, Glendale Philharmonic, West Covina Symphony, and Opera in the Park, Assistant Concertmaster for the Chamber Orchestra of South Bay, Assistant Principal for the New West Symphony Orchestra, and performs with Pacific Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, and California Philharmonic.
As a diverse chamber music player, Ms. Toren-Immerman performs music from Baroque to the twenty first century and is a member of the Alto Polis Trio, “Synergy” chamber ensemble, “Music of Changes,” and Chamber Music Consortium.
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 with minor fields in Music History, String Pedagogy, and Instrumental Conducting 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 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.