A few opinions about my way of teaching

"CAROLINE DUFFNER studied the New Approach to Violin Playing with me for many years. She is extremly gifted and became an excellent teacher and performer. She is my representative teacher in Austria and has given masterclasses throughout Europe with much sucess. She has a deep understanding of my New Approach to teaching and I have every confidence in her continuing to uphold my legacy for a new generation of violinists to come."
Kató Havas
"CAROLINE DUFFNER has a beautiful and convincing way to teach and has a good pedagogic basis for the Kató Havas method. She has been invited by ESTA-Italy for her renowned professional experience. Numerous teachers and students have taken part in her courses, continuing to be interested in her brilliant way of teaching."
Satu Jalas
Violin professor, Granddaughter of Jean Sibelius
"I have known CAROLINE DUFFNER for many years as an extremely active violin teacher and very committed representative of the Kató Havas New Approach method. Thanks to her training at the Vienna Academy of Music and her extensive activities in a wide variety of Viennese musical formations, she can justifiably be called a representative of the Viennese tradition of interpretation. In addition, she continued her education in numerous European countries, which greatly expanded her artistic and pedagogical horizons. For many years she has been regarded as a prominent representative of the Kató Havas method and has been able to propagate it internationally in many master classes, workshops and lectures. The ESTA (European String Teacher Association), as the professional organisation of string teachers in Europe, is one of the preferred platforms for the propagation of her pedagogical-didactic teachings. Students of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna always take part in these presentations with great interest and excellent results."
o.Univ.-Prof. Wolfgang Klos
Präsident of ESTA-Österreich
"As the director of the Vienna Music Academy, I would like to recommend Ms. DUFFNER. She is an excellent violinist who comes from Vienna and spreads the Viennese musical tradition worldwide as a violinist and teacher. She has already proven her excellent technique and musicality, as well as her experience in several orchestras, also as concertmaster, on several occasions. She has a lot of teaching experience for different levels (beginners to advanced). All students were fully satisfied with her teaching. Many of Mrs. DUFFNER’S students have received very good jobs or have made world careers."
Boris Perrenoud
Director Wiener Musikakademie

Kató Havas International Music Festival, Oxford, Patron Yehudi Menuhin

"CAROLINE DUFFNERS Viotti performance in Oxford was a virtuoso's delight. A beautiful and deeply personal interpretation rooted in the viennese tradition she grew up with."
Oxford Times
"DUFFNERS Viotti concerto was magnificent, a performance not to be missed"
John Summerfield, University of London
"I was privileged to hear violinist CAROLINE DUFFNER play the Sonata 3 Ballade by Eugene Ysaie and was amazed at her virtuosity. She played with great musicality and facility, with confidence and authority."
Dorothy Diggs, violin and viola, Milwaukee Symphony, USA
"CAROLINE DUFFNER has studied with me for 5 years and completed her studies with me with a performers diploma with distinction (LRSM). I found CAROLINE a born performer. She has great technical facility and her brilliant playing is always combined with a sense of musical intuition and integrity. She was Soloist in my International Festival and gave many excellent performances. Her beautiful tone quality and striking individuality has the ability to profoundly move and capture an audience."
Kató Havas

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Opus 35

"Former orchestra leader CAROLINE DUFFNER, now a professional violinist based in Vienna, returned to the fold for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Opus 35. The composer’s intended soloist, Leopold Auer, was apparently uncomfortable with the technical demands of this piece, but DUFFNER had no qualms, and she dazzled with her virtuosic handling of Tchaikovsky’s melodic and rhythmic gymnastics, while her impressive double stopping and glissando in the extended first movement cadenza was mesmerising in its brilliance."
Oxford Time

Dvorak Tercetto

"I still remember so vividly your playing 1st violin in Dvorak Tercetto! We all marvelled at the almost other-worldly beauty that we had just heard (1981 Oxford)."
Bill Klein, San Francisco, former student of Kató Havas