Instrumentalists & Ensembles

Robert McDuffie

— Violin

Emotional spontaneity, imperturbable virtuosity and an ever-sweet tone.
Los Angeles Times

The first performance of the work – Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons" – was so spectacularly played by the new piece's muse, American violinist Robert McDuffie, at Roy Thomson Hall Wednesday night, that the event turned into one of the most exciting musical evenings of the year.
Toronto Star

In some ways, the addition of [Robert] McDuffie might have been the night's biggest delight because the extent of his playing was unexpected. The internationally renowned violinist - a Macon native who has performed with nearly every major orchestra in existence - almost caused the grown men in the crowd to weep with his visceral playing. Whether duetting with Leavell on the latter's "Southscape" or soloing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, McDuffie mesmerized.
Atlanta Journal Constitution, Celebrating Georgia with Chuck Leavell and Greg Allman at Atlanta Symphony Hall


Grammy-nominated violinist, Robert McDuffie, enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career. While appearing as soloist with the world’s foremost orchestras, he has also shared the stage with Chuck Leavell and the late Gregg Allman in Midnight Rider and with actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Philip Glass dedicated his Second Violin Concerto, The American Four Seasons, to Mr. McDuffie. Mike Mills of the iconic band R.E.M. has composed a Concerto for Violin, Rock Band . . .

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