About Us

Why us?

The Orchestra delivers grandeur, vividness and beauty to any classic event, whether it’s a public concert or private, whether its a wedding reception or a corporate event. MMSO strives to spread peace, happiness and unity through music, the band has musicians coming from all over India – South India meets North India and the West meets the East. That makes ‘Michael Makhal’s Contemporary Symphonic Orchestra truly a matchless musical ensemble. The orchestra also invites noted musicians from around the world in special events. Also, the orchestra performs a wonderful Bollywood pieces in a Symphonic style and famous Waltz, Polka, Serenades and Concertos in a contemporary manner, which redefines the meaning of Classical music to many. 

What We Do?

Michael Makhal Symphony Orchestra primarily performs the masterpieces of immortal composers like Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, Vivaldi and many more legends, but, what makes this ensemble a unique one is, the orchestra intends to make Western Classical music completely accessible to everyone and make it thoroughly enjoyable by adding several modern pieces, which are widely loved and gained immortality as the Classical ones such as the works of ABBA, Elvis, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, AR Rahman, Thomas Newman, James Horner, Monty Norman, Nino Rota and many more amazing pieces.

Who We Are?

Michael Makhal Symphony Orchestra is a Crossover / Contemporary Symphonic Orchestra from India, founded by Internationally known musician Michael Makhal. Michael is a Violinist, Composer and Conductor, an Associate of the London College of Music in Music Literature on Music Composing. He has been a guest performer for many esteemed Symphony Orchestras of India and abroad, also played Violin for more than hundred South Indian Feature Films. Michael has represented India as a Violinist and Composer in several prestigious events including the ‘Asia Orchestra Week 2007’ (in Tokyo, Japan) and the Glasgow Culture – XX Commonwealth Games 2014.

Mozart’s 40th Symphony

James Bond theme

Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire

He’s A Pirate theme from Pirates of the Caribbean

Janam Janam – Bollywood Symphony

Testimonials

Wonderful Show Michael. Very well done!

Kalamandir Kalyan - Director at Kalamandir

Fantastic show Michael, we really loved it, great job. Everyone enjoyed your show very much. Well done!

Praveen Kumar N - Director at Unishire (Bangalore)

“All I can say is that it was a moving experience from a concert well conducted.”

Raunaq Yar Khan - Philanthropist, Socialite, Businessman

“We would like to place on record here our appreciation and gratitude to Michael and his wonderful musicians for making our Silver Wedding Anniversary celebratory dinner and evening to remember for us and our guests. From the Blue Danube and Spanish Eyes to Yeh Shyam Mastani and Chura Liya hai tumne. The music was spot on and ensured our guests were on their feet having a good time all through!! And oh yeah..how could we not mention the wonderful medley of Christmas Carols to wrap up the evening!Well organized, on time, minimum supervision, professional and totally committed to music! Well done Michael and team…take a bow!

We are an NRI family, Businessman, living in the gulf for over 25 years and celebrated our big day in Hyderabad, India on 19th Dec. 2015.”

Tony Philips - Businessman, from Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Bravo! Michael’s Western Classical Music Orchestra is wonderful, all the musicians are highly talented and skilled. Michael Makhal is doing a great job in India with his ensemble. My best wishes are with him and his orchestra.

Maestro Mark Wolloch - Celebrity Israeli Conductor