Robert McDuffie


GRAMMY®-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie has appeared as a soloist with the world’s foremost orchestras, shared the stage with Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones and the late Gregg Allman. Philip Glass dedicated his Second Violin Concerto, The American Four Seasons, to McDuffie. Mike Mills of the iconic band R.E.M. has composed a Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra for him. McDuffie is the founder of both the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Italy and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in his native city of Macon, Georgia, and he holds the Robert McDuffie Violin Faculty Chair at the Aspen Music Festival and School, among numerous other honors.