Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser set the classical world alight when their cello-fuelled take on Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal went viral back in 2011.
Sulic and Hauser have played the cello since childhood; Sulic graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Hauser from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, both in 2011.
Before embarking on his journey with 2Cellos, Sulic won a series of top prizes at numerous prestigious international music competitions including First and Special Prize at the VII Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Warsaw (2009), First Prize at the European Broadcasting Union “New Talent” Competition (2006) and First Prize at the Royal Academy of Music Patron’s Award in Wigmore Hall (2011) among others.
Hauser has worked with acclaimed classical artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Mennahem Pressler and Ivry Gitlis, to mention a few. He has collected no less than twenty-one first prizes at the national and international music competitions and performed twice for Prince Charles in Buckingham and St. James’s Pallace.
Both have appeared in major classical music venues throughout the world including Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Center, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus.
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2Cellos are the first instrumental act to appear on the hit TV series Glee. They appeared as special guests in the Michael Jackson tribute episode, performing their viral hit, Smooth Criminal.