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Turkish Pianists Cancel US Show After Visa Snafu

VIENNA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — International piano superstars Ferhan and Ferzan Onder were forced to cancel a planned Deer Valley, Utah, concert after U.S. officials issued the twin sisters only a single visa, reportedly assuming they were in fact one person.

The Onder twins, who live in Vienna, were supposed to appear at the Saint Mary Church on Wednesday, August 23rd, but were forced to refund ticket money after it was discovered that only one of the sisters would be able to attend.

The twins had arranged for their visas through the US Embassy in Vienna, applying for and filling out forms there. When they realized that a visa only for Ferhan Onder was ready, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch got involved, sending a message to the US Embassy in Vienna that both twins were to be issued visas. Despite efforts by Hatch, the twins were not, however, issued visas in time.

The cancelled concert by the Onder sisters had been scheduled to feature music composed by Borodin, Rimsky-Korsokav, and Turkish composer and musician Fazil Say. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers