2Cellos + ARTS SYMPHONY ENSEMBLE
Viral goes real
There’s a new generation of musicians who unleash their unlimited creativity using new media to achieve the success they deserve. An example of this is 2Cellos, the cello duo formed by two young musicians, Slovenia’s Luka Sulic and Croatia’s Stjepan Hauser, who became famous thanks to a YouTube video in which they cover Michael Jackson’s hit “Smooth Criminal”. When video went viral, it started a career in which they would give new significance to a classical instrument that leaves classical standards to adapt to rock languages.
It was in 2011 when they published their first album, in which they covered legends like Guns N ‘Roses, Nirvana or Muse, and artists with more melodic records like Sting or Coldplay. In their second LP, “Int2ition”, they include tributes to iconic artists such as AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Elton John, who had invited them to take part in their summer tour shortly after their debut. In 2015, “Celloverse” followed the same line, although it included some of their own compositions, like the song that gives title to the album or an introduction for the powerful AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.
The albums were a success, and band’s popularity in digital media is still growing. In 2017 they return with an even more ambitious album, “Score”, teaming with the London Symphony Orchestra, and covering cinema and television themes. There is only one thing better than enjoying them on YouTube: having the opportunity to enjoy their virtuosity live, and to witness how the classic and the modern converge when the common elements are talent and quality.