Doron Toister (born 16 May 1957) is a Cellist, Pianist, Composer and Classical music arranger. He leads the Cello group of the Israeli Rishon Lezion Symphony Orchestra and Israeli Opera Orchestra.

Doron Toister was born on May 16, 1957, in Durban, South Africa, where he grew up till the age of 3, when his father was being employed as an engineer in Durban’s Municipality. Upon returning to Israel, his family lived in Ramat Gan, where he spent his childhood and youth.

At age of 5, he began studying music and piano with his mother, who was a music teacher. At the age of 6 began studying the cello, with renowned teacher Prof. Uzi Wiesel. In high school he attended the Thelma Yellin art school.

During his military service (1975–1978) he played with the IDF Chamber Quartet. During those years he also arranged string quartets and music for other various compositions.

In 1979 he studied at the University of Essen in Germany with the cellist Prof. Maria Kliegel. where he also served in the Chamber Orchestra of Essen.

In 1980–1984 he studied with the renowned cellist Prof. Janos Starker at Indiana University in the Indiana United States, where he also served as his teaching Assistant.

Over the years, the study also studied jazz, improvisation and theory with Prof. Zvi Keren, with Prof. David Baker (Indiana University), and musical arrangement and orchestration with composer Menachem Wiesenberg.

At 22, won third place of the International Cello Competition in Geneva (1979). A year later won first prize in the international cello-piano Duo competition of Radio Paris (1980).

Between 1985–1989 he served as the lead cellist of the Israeli Sinfonietta In Be’er Sheva. During this time, under the guidance of the Rabbi of Ben-Gurion University the renowned lecturer Rabbi Yechezkel Sofer, he became a Hozer Betshuva and Chasid of Chabad.

Since one year after its inception (1989) to the present, Doron is the leading cellist of the Rishon Lezion Symphony Orchestra and Israeli Opera Orchestra.

Performed in many Solo performances, radio recitals, concerts and festivals with orchestras in Israel and abroad. Since 2000, he focuses mainly on writing and with arrangements to various musical ensembles.

In April 2013 he was announced as the winner of the Minister of Culture’s prize for Zionist art work in the music category. In their reasons the jury wrote: “This is an original work that brings to the world of symphonic orchestral word the sounds the Eastern European “nigun”. “Combining Eastern European poetry with a colorful blend of symphonic orchestration is impressive and convincing”.