2CELLOS's meteoric success started as soon as former cello rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to join forces. In January 2011, they uploaded a cello version of Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson on Youtube. Within just a few weeks, video received over 5 million hits and became the biggest sensation in history of classical and crossover music. Now called 2CELLOS, they became first cellists ever to really hit the Big Time and live a real "American dream", followed by millions of fans from all over the world. They signed a record deal with SONY MASTERWORKS, got invited to tour with Sir Elton John and performed with George Michael. Shortly after uploading the video, they made their TV appearances on the major TV shows including Ellen DeGeneres , Lopez Tonight, Fox and Friends in the USA, and Stefan Raab TV total in Germany.
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are extremely accomplished musicians both having played the cello since childhood. They recently completed their studies, Luka at the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music in London, and Stjepan at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Luka has performed all over the world at renowned venues including London's Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Vienna's Musikverein and Konzerthaus. He has won a series of international prizes including first prize at the VII Lutoslawski International Cello Competition (Warsaw, 2009).
Stjepan has also performed around the world in most European countries, South Africa, New Zealand, Asia and the USA, with debuts in London's Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. He was the last pupil of Mstislav Rostropovich. In his short career, Stjepan has already been awarded first prize in twenty-one national and international competitions, and he has performed twice for Prince Charles at Buckingham and St James's Palace.