Brian Duffy received his Bachelors degree in Music Performance in 1997, Bachelors degree in Music Education in 2000 and Masters degrees in Music Performance in 2005, all from the University of Minnesota.
Brian was the first prize winner of the Heartwood Marimba Competition in 1999 and was a candidate in the 2004 Marimba Competition in Belgium. Brian has performed extensively throughout the United States and has appeared several times as a guest clinician at various music conventions, including the P.A.S. International Convention. He has performed in Germany and Greece with marimba virtuoso Nebojša Živković.
In addition to performing with Janus Percussion, Brian teaches percussion at Wayzeta High School and Eastview High School, both in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Brian is also a professional consultant for Majestic Percussion.