Praised by the press for their “haunting and picturesque” musical interpretations, the Miller-Porfiris Duo has been delighting audiences in the United States, Great Britain, and Central America since 2005. Anton Miller (violin) and Rita Porfiris (viola) first met over 20 years ago while studying at the Juilliard School. Their musical lineage can be traced back to famed pedagogues and musicians Ivan Galamian. Leopold Auer, Franz Kneisel, Joseph Joachim, and Josef Bohm, close friend and collaborator of Ludwig van Beethoven. In keeping with this distinguished pedigree, the duo has given seminars and masterclasses at festivals and institutions worldwide, and are Associate Professors of Violin and Viola respectively at the Hartt School in Connecticut.
Highlights of the past season included sold-out performances of the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Bruch Double Concerto with Lincoln's Symphony and a performance of the rarely performed Arthur Benjamin Romantic Fantasy for Violin and Viola with the Concert Artists of Baltimore. They also enjoyed collaborations with Jamie Laredo, Joseph Kalichstein, and the Miami String Quartet.