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Violinist Robert McDuffie

September 13, 2012

Robert McDuffie

In an ideal world, music would be a pure meritocracy. The most talented musicians would be the most successful. But violinist Robert McDuffie says it's not just about talent anymore. McDuffie joins Fred Child in the studio to talk about orchestras in crisis, the future job market for young musicians and how he believes we should train them. Plus, we'll hear McDuffie perform Barber's Violin Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony.

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