An emerging voice of her generation, Violetta Todorova has performed as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles across the USA, Russia, Europe and Asia. She is currently the Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and an Artist Violin professor at Taylor University. She also holds top prizes from a number of violin competitions, including the International Competition for Young Violinists in Estonia and the All-Russian Competition for Young Violinists in Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia.
Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Todorova started playing violin at the age of five. By the time she was eleven, she had performed in most major concert halls of St. Petersburg, including an engagement as soloist performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at the S.K.K Arena. When she was twelve, the young violinist was invited to the prestigious Interlochen Summer Arts Festival in Michigan, attending for six summers on full scholarship where she won the concerto competitions in both the Intermediate and High School divisions.
After her studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory Preparatory School, Todorova attended Interlochen Arts Academy and DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, where she earned her Bachelor's (summa cum laude) and Master's (with distinction) Degrees in violin performance, studying with one of the world’s top concert violinists and pedagogues, Ilya Kaler. During her studies at DePaul, Todorova also served as an assistant concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and co-founded a conductorless orchestra called "42nd Parallel".
After graduation, Todorova held the Concertmaster position with the Illinois Symphony, and was a part of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She has also been the guest concertmaster with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Chicago Arts Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, South Shore Orchestra, and Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra.
Todorova’s musical interests extend beyond classical music to such genres as rock and jazz. Her collaboration with the owner of House Harp in Michigan was featured in the New York Times magazine and she has appeared in the role of a violinist in the pilot episode of the television series “Boss”, directed by Gus Van Sant.