Aspen Music Festival And School

Robert McDuffie Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career. He has appeared as soloist with the world’s foremost orchestras on five continents, and Philip Glass dedicated his Second Violin Concerto, “The American Four Seasons”, to Mr. McDuffie. Mike Mills of the iconic band R.E.M. composed a Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra for him. His discography includes acclaimed recordings on the Orange Mountain Music Label, Telarc and EMI.

Robert McDuffie is the founder of the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Italy, where he has been given the prestigious Premio Simpatia by the mayor of Rome and will be awarded the Premio delle Muse at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. He is also founder of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, a conservatory for undergraduate and graduate students at Mercer University in his native city of Macon, Georgia.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO