Robert McDuffie


Robert McDuffie

Robert McDuffie is an internationally-renowned violinist. He has soloed with many of the major orchestras around the world including those of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minnesota, Houston, St. Louis, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome as well as the major orchestras of Australia and East Asia.

At the beginning of the year 2007 he tours the US eastcoast for nearly 5 weeks with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. McDuffie has appeared on A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts", "CBS News Sunday Morning", NBC's "The Today Show", PBS's "Charlie Rose", National Public Radio, as well as the front page of "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal".

Biography

McDuffie was born into a musical family in Macon, Georgia, United States. Both his mother, Susan McDuffie, and his younger sister, Margerie McDuffie, are pianists. He attended the Juilliard School in New York City. He plays a Guarneri del Gesù violin made in 1735 named the "Ladenburg." He was nominated for a Grammy in 1990 for his performance of concertos by Leonard Bernstein and William Schuman. McDuffie is a co-founder and artistic director for the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Rome, Italy.He currently lives in New York City with his wife, Camille and two children, Eliza and Will.

Recordings

*Viennese Violin: The Romantic Music of Lehár, Kreisler & Strauss (1996)
*Violin Concertos of John Adams & Philip Glass (1999)
*Violin Concertos of Mendelssohn & Bruch (1999)

References

[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4811389 NPR Interiew and Performance with sound file]

[http://www.cami.com/?webid=304 CAMI profile of Robert McDuffie]

[http://www.telarc.com/biography/bios.asp?aid=61 Telarc Biography of Robert McDuffie]

[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/arts/Content?oid=oid:46970 A Tucson Weekly article about McDuffie's violin]


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