Congratulations to DePaul violin student, Violetta Todorova, for being chosen to perform as a member of an orchestra that will appear in a new television drama series. “Boss” follows the fictitious Chicago Mayor, Tom Kane, played by TV icon Kelsey Grammer. Todorova was invited to perform by another DePaul phenomenon, Rich Daniels (MUS ’83), who wrote the original score for the television series.
Todorova, hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, started playing the violin when she was five. She received a scholarship to Interlochen Arts Festival in Michigan and played the festival for six summers. She graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 2007 and is currently a member and assistant concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She is studying violin at DePaul.
The first episode of “Boss” will be directed by filmmaker, Gus Van Sant. The film also stars Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, The Devil’s Advocate) as the Mayor’s wife, and Jeff Haphner (The O.C., Easy Money) as an up and coming politician. Production for “Boss” began in April 2011 and will debut in October 2011 on the STARZ Network.
Can’t wait to hear Violetta play? You can catch a glimpse of her in the Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign video.