Selected Photos

Violin master class at the 2015 Labor Day Festival

The annual Labor Day Festival brings 8 exceptionally talented high school seniors to the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. For three days, participants take part in master classes, coachings and rehearsals with Center faculty as they prepare for the festival’s closing concert, when they will perform string quartets as well as play with the Center String Ensemble.

2015 Aspen Music Festival

Robert McDuffie and the Aspen Music Festival orchestra, performing Bernstein's Serenade, had to delay the start of a concert when a storm rolled in over the Benedict Music Tent. Conductor Michael Stern left the stage to check on the weather report, leaving his baton with McDuffie.

Highlights from the Rome Chamber Music Festival

Selected photos from the annual festival in Rome

Prague Spring International Festival with the Prague Philharmonia

At the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, built between 1876 and 1884, and now home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Celebrating Georgia with Chuck Leavell and Gregg Allman

Robert McDuffie plays with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the January 18 concert: “In some ways, the addition of McDuffie might have been the night's biggest delight because the extent of his playing was unexpected.... Whether duetting with Leavell on the latter's 'Southscape' or soloing with the ASO, McDuffie mesmerized." – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Playing "Nightswimming"

With Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on piano, and students from the McDuffie Center for Strings

Christmas at the Grand

Hosted by Robert McDuffie at the Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia

Events at the McDuffie Center for Strings, Mercer University

In and around the Center for Strings and related events in Macon, Georgia

Bell House Grand Opening Weekend - February 2015

The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings celebrated its new home, the Bell House, in a spectacular weekend.

At (Le) Poisson Rouge

Benefit concert in New York City for the Rome Chamber Music Festival, featuring the McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble

The MCS Ensemble

Performances with students from the McDuffie Center for Strings