McDuffie is known for his award-winning recordings and appearances with the world’s leading orchestras. He is the founder of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University and the artistic director of Rome Chamber Music Festival.
A multifaceted musician, McDuffie has also shared the stage with eclectic musicians such as R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills and Rolling Stones pianist Chuck Leavell. Philip Glass dedicated his Violin Concerto No. 2, The American Four Seasons to Mr. McDuffie and he has performed it more than 100 times around the world.
Mr. McDuffie has a wide-ranging discography and his recent release, Icons, with pianist Elizabeth Pridgen, features sonatas of Philip Glass and John Corigliano as well as John Adams’ Road Movies. His acclaimed Telarc, Orange Mountain, and EMI recordings include the violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Bruch, Adams, Glass, Mills, Barber, Rózsa, Bernstein, William Schuman, and Viennese violin favorites.
He has been profiled on NBC’s Today, CBS’s Sunday Morning, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.