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22 February 2020

Two cellists who bring together the works we know with their audience with a unique interpretation and ravage them: 2Cellos… The story of these talented musicians who met during their school years and have not left since then is the subject of our blog post today.

Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić. After completing the Zagreb School of Music they studied together, Šulić decided to continue his studies outside the country and left for a short time, Šulić studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Vienna and then at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Hauser completed his education at the Trinity Laban Conservatory in London.

The cellists who completed their education in world-famous music schools wanted to take the cello and classical music to another level and remove the boundaries between different styles, and decided to bring a different interpretation to their favorite popular works. When they first uploaded the video of Michael Jackson's ‘Smooth Criminal’ to YouTube, the video was watched by millions of people in as little as two weeks, and in a way, the adventure of 2Cellos started with this video.

Here's that gorgeous cover:

The duo, who won thousands of fans from around the world after the video, released their album '2CELLOS' in 2011 under the same name, featuring cover versions of songs by such well-known names as U2, Gun N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Sting, Coldplay, Nirvana and Muse. After the album, The young duo began to travel around the world, giving thousands of concerts to over ten million listeners in over forty countries, and touring over a thousand and spent six years as a dream in their careers, thus making classical music performers for the first time in the current art scene so central, they have signed a first.

The famous artist Elton John offered 2Cellos to accompany him on his tour in 2011, covering over thirty countries, and they performed together at the iTunes Festival in London later that year.

"Go and listen to them live, because this is truly amazing! I don't remember seeing anything so exciting since I listened to Jimi Hendrix live in the '60s." John Elton

Reaching large audiences with the music they make, the group succeeded in attracting the attention of the television world by interpreting the song ‘Smooth Criminal’ in the famous television series ‘Glee’ in 2012.

While the calendars marked June in the same year, the duo performed this time with Elton John at the Buckingham Palace in front of Queen Elizabeth, and one week later they gave their first concerts in their hometown, Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

The famous band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which came to Zagreb in August to perform, played a memorable host for the two young cellists; they invited them on stage. This concert is a great success and a memorable moment for the duo.

2Cellos released their second album, 'In2ition', in 2013, which changed in style and included collaborations with names such as Elton John, Steve Vai, Sky Ferreira.

Their third album 'Celloverse', went on sale in 2015 and the most notable works on this album were the new reviews they brought to AC/DC's ‘Thunderstruck’ and Avicii's ‘Wake me up’. Completing both tracks with beautiful video clips, the duo managed to get full marks from their fans.

Their fourth album 'Score', released in 2017, has a repertoire covering the music of world-famous films and serials. The album, which was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, featured the music of the famous American Series 'Game Of Thrones', gaining a completely different taste and interpretation from the hands of the crazy duo. The video, shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the series was filmed, has exceeded one million views in two days.

Their last album 'Let There Be Cello', released in 2018, is a compilation featuring new covers, as well as some tracks from their previous albums.

The duo recently completed their American tour this summer and participated in the opening of the 2018 Champions League Final and performed in several world-famous cities, mainly in their home country, Croatia. The duo have performed in major halls around the world including Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna's Musikverein and Konzerthaus.

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