Robert McDuffie with Gregg Allman and Chuck Leavell in Atlanta

Robert McDuffie joined with Gregg Allman, the legendary Southern rock musician(and one of McDuffie’s musical heroes)Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to spotlight Georgia music during the January 20 concert, “Celebrating Georgia with Chuck Leavell and Friends.,” In front of an appreciative audience in Atlanta Symphony Hall, the three played such southern rock classics as Midnight Rider and Statesboro Blues .  McDuffie also played the last movement of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with the symphony.  “In some ways, the addition of McDuffie might have been the night’s biggest delight because the extent of his playing was unexpected,” wrote the music critic for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  “The internationally renowned violinist almost caused the grown men in thecrowd to weep with his visceral playing.  Whether duetting with Leavell on the latter’s ‘Southscape’ or soloing with the ASO, McDuffie mesmerized.  


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Festival 2023 program


Monday, 12 June Rome Wolfgang Amadè Mozart (1756–1791) Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 Allegro Larghetto Menuetto Allegretto con variazioni Yoonah Kim, clarinet Luna Choi, violin Augusta Schubert, violin…

20th Anniversary


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Join us on February 16th to Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall


The RCMF will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a concert featuring the festival’s founder and artistic director, Robert McDuffie, performing the Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra…

Il RCMF verso la ventesima stagione con due imperdibili eventi


Il 9 e l’11 novembre due eventi speciali a Roma e a Firenze. Robert McDuffie insieme a una selezione di artisti del  Rome Chamber Music Festival tornano in concerto per celebrare…

Steven Della Rocca Young Professional


“The Rome Chamber Music Festival is delighted to announce the inaugural year of the Della Rocca Young Professional Program.  Established by longtime friend and board member Courtenay Hardy in memory of…

New York Concert to Benefit the RCMF’s Young Artist Program


Join the RCMF on Wednesday March 30th in New York City for an exclusive event featuring esteemed violinist Robert McDuffie and Mike Mills of the famed band R.E.M.  Mills will host…