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Join us at the museum for Trio Mizmor, a beautiful blend of violin, viola, and cello sure to delight the senses.


Live! at the Museum is presented in partnership with Laguna Beach Live!

Laguna Live! concerts are partially funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.


Advance tickets recommended.

Laguna Art Museum members & Laguna Beach Live! Members: FREE

Non-members: $14 per person


About the Artists

Limor Toren, Violin

As a violinist, Limor Toren enjoys an active career, performing as soloist, chamber musician and symphony player.  She has collaborated with Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalia Gutman, Evgeny Kisin, Barbara Hendricks, Sara Chang, Midori, Emanuel Ax, and Isaac Stern.  She also performed under the baton of Anjey Brusilov, Sergio Comissiona, Jacek Kaspszyk, Kurt Mazur, Zubin Mehta and Kurt Sanderling. Ms. Toren’s recent performances include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. and the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Mozart Classical Orchestra. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. A distinguished member of the faculty of C.S. U. Fresno, Ms. Toren is the current Concertmaster of the Mozart Classical Orchestra.

Nicholaus Yee, Viola

Violist Nicholaus Yee completed his doctoral studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he was the teaching assistant to Dr. Pamela Goldsmith and Professor Donald McInnes, and attended as a full fellowship recipient. In addition to his viola studies, he is trained as an instrumental conductor, early music specialist, and music educator, topics he studied as part of the rigorous and multi-faceted program at USC. An avid chamber musician, he was honored to perform with the renowned violinist Midori Goto shortly after her faculty appointment at USC. Nick has been heard in broadcast on KUSC 91.5 both in chamber and orchestral music performances.


Ensembles he has been a member of include the USC Symphony and Chamber orchestras, the USC Early Music Ensemble, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Nick has performed with such musical legends as Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby Mcferrin, Lynn Harrell, Doc Severinsen, Gary Graffmann, and David Shifrin. Conductors he has worked with include Carl St. Clair, John Williams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sergiu Commissiona, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and Lucinda Carver. Nick is a member of the San Bernardino and the Redlands Symphony Orchestras.


Alicija Blanquant, Cello

Alicja Blanquart was born in Warsaw, Poland into a family of musicians. Mrs. Blanquart first came to the United States in 1987 to continue her music education and she was awarded scholarships for both her graduate and post-graduate studies. She graduated from Eastman School of Music from a studio of Prof. Steven Doane and earned her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance at the University of Southern California from the studio of Prof. Eleonore Schoenfeld. Her other accomplished teachers include Kazimierz Michalik, Ron Leonard and Daniel Rothmuller. She freelances with professional orchestras in California region and her greatest commitment is to teaching students of all levels and ages in the Southern Los Angeles area. As an avid chamber musician Alicja is the founder of a Summer Chamber Music cello program for advanced students which ends in a performance of students and professional musicians at the Long Beach Public Library. She is a member of Music Teacher Association of California and the Certificate of Merit string chair in the Long Beach branch.

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