Bengaluru: Popular as Viola Sisters, Gabriella Tannishtha and Michelle Joanna from Bengaluru wowed the audience at youth orchestra performance held at Danube Palace in Budapest, Hungary. The event was organised by Indo-European Chamber on August 18.

Their viola performance won such accolades that the members of the orchestra named them Viola Sisters.

Currently, Michelle Joanna, 17, is pursuing her second year pre-university course and Gabriella Tannishtha works as a music teacher in Bishop Cotton Boys’ School in Bengaluru. Gabriella is an opera singer and was an invited as student in the 9th International Music Festival. She has also worked as a dubbing artiste in Sandalwood.

The Viola Sisters represented India in the historical event held in Budapest.

They were also accompanied by musicians from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and three members of Indian origin from the US and UK, and eight Hungarian musicians, including members of the prestigious Danube Symphony Orchestra.

Apratim Nayak from Kolkata was the concert master. The orchestra performed guest composer and Upamanyu Kar’s Tagore Medleys. The cultural director of the Indian Embassy in Hungary Tanuja Shankar graced the concert.