Our Story

Indo-European Chamber/Youth Orchestra is a maiden Orchestra from India, formed by Internationally known Indian Conductor and Composer Michael Makhal. The orchestra was launched at the Hyderabad Autumn International Music Fest Concert in October 2018 under the batons of Maestro Makhal and the co-founders of the fest, ace musicians from Europe Maestro Alessandro Viale (Italian Pianist & Conductor), Rebecca Raimondi (Italian Violinist), Urška Horvat (Slovenian Cellist) along with the troupe of very talented Indian musicians. The ensemble performed in the grand finale of the 1st Autumn International Music Fest & Masterclasses Hyderabad before a packed audience at the Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium. The Press and Critics both have been very generous in appreciating the orchestra and the performance.

The primary goal of the Indo-European Chamber/Youth Orchestra is to bring together talented Indian Western Classical musicians from different parts of the World under one terrain and perform concerts collaborating with Western Maestros, students and performers at prestigious fests and reputed venues in India, Europe and all around the globe.

The Orchestra’s USP: The ensemble not only performs the greats like Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and Beethoven, but the orchestra has a unique repertoire that includes Raaga based music precisely written for Western Classical styled orchestras, artists and ensembles by Maestro Makhal – who already has an admiring and loyal audience for his music in the USA, UK, Italy and India. The orchestra is managed by Michael Makhal Symphony Orchestra.

Indo-European Orchestra in Danube Palace with Mrs. Tanuja Shankar, Cultural Director of Indian Embassy, Hungary

Voyage To Europe – The Historic Concert in Europe!

Indo-European Chamber/Youth Orchestra – probably the first Western Classical Music Orchestra from India, that performed in Europe.We are very happy to share with you that, we had a very successful concert at the Danube Palace in Budapest, Hungary on 18th Aug 2019. We had a packed and extremely enthusiastic audience who clapped and hummed with us and treated us with multiple curtain calls and long applause.

The Cultural Director of the Indian Embassy in Hungary Ms. Tanuja Shankar graced the concert along with her colleagues.We had 4 talented young and senior from Delhi, 3 of them are students of the Delhi Scool of Music Aryam Samaria, Parth Sarthi and Rahul Baswal, the other one is the Violin teacher in DSM Pramit Biswas. We had  3 Hyderabadi musicians, in fact, the youngest members of the orchestra was from Hyderabad Varun Venkat Lanka 13 years old, and Tanish Samanta 14 years old the other member from Hyderabad was Veda Vidya Somanchi who works in TCS.

We brought together Indian talents from around the globe.

Indo-European Orchestra in Budapest, Hungary August 2019

We had 2 members from Mumbai Anish Sharma and David Menezes, accomplished young Violinists. In the Viola, we had the Viola sisters from Bangalore Gabriella and Michelle, Gabriella teaches at the Bishop Cotton School. We also had 2 members from US, amazing Indian origin Saxophonist Aniketh Mukhirala and a fantastic Cellist Param Mehta, both are from Tallahassee, Florida. We also had a wonderful Indian Portuguese Violinist from UK, Joanro Gomes. And, our young concert master was from Kolkata, Apratim Nayak.I also like to add that, we had 8 amazing Hungarian musicians with us in the orchestra and some of them are members of the prestigious Danube Symphony Orchestra.

We believe, we can contribute to the Classical music World in an unique way, by blending Western Classical & Indian music repertoire and presenting something new and different to the global audience of orchestral music. – Michael Makhal