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 Times

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

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