Sunday, 19 September 2021

2CELLOS "Dedicated" Album Released with "Sweet Child O 'Mine" Music Video

September 19, 2021 - The new 2CELLOS "Dedicated" album has been released alongside a music video covering the Guns' N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O 'Mine."

The globally popular 2CELLOS - Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić have released the long-awaited, sixth studio album "Dedicated" (Sony Masterworks / Menart) and released a new music video for "Sweet Child O 'Mine," a cover of the Guns' N' Roses hit, reports Glas Istre

The video was shot in the former Svetica military hangar in Šišan, produced again by Medvid. Pula drummer Dušan Kranjc joined Hauser and Šulić, and their performance has already been called "damn epic" in one comment.


"It's one of the legendary classics, which we had to cover! We've been thinking about recording a song for a long time. This is our typical 2CELLOS style - rock 'n' roll with cello! That's how we started and what we're back to now. We needed it so much, and we are happy that we finally did it!" said Stjepan Hauser and Luka Šulić about the new release.

After taking the time for their successful solo projects, the cello duo used the pandemic to reconnect, enter the studio, and record pop anthems and timeless rock songs. The song list is a combination of instinct, study, and exercise. Šulić and Hauser researched a diverse catalog and gave selected songs their recognizable trademark, breaking all boundaries.

Among the songs they covered in the new album are "Bad guy" by Billie Eilish, "Shallow" by Lady Gaga, "Halo" by Beyonce, "Livin 'on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi, "Cryin'" by Aerosmith, "Demons" by Imagine Dragons, "Wherever I Go" by One Republic and "Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel.

"As you listen to us, we hope you realize how versatile the cello is, that it is possible to play the fiercest rock, the most tender ballad, and contemporary music. It powerfully drives you. It has a whole range of emotions, ups and downs. We want to give you an experience that you can’t get it anywhere else," they added. 

With "Dedicated," 2CELLOS celebrate their 10th anniversary. The album name is appropriate because of their continued commitment to the band, fans, cello, and recognizable playing style. The album will also be promoted on a long-awaited tour starting next year in the US.

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Thursday, 30 July 2020

VIDEO: 2 Cellos Stjepan Hauser's Amazing New Performance From Dubrovnik

July 30, 2020 - 2 Cellos Stjepan Hauser has just released an amazing new performance from Dubrovnik

2 Cellos Stjepan Hauser has just released an amazing new performance from Dubrovnik. The video is the latest in his Alone Together series, which sees the world-famous cellist play music from some of his favourite movie scores.

So far in the series, he has visited places like Pula Arena and Krka Waterfalls. But, this time he has travelled to the south of Croatia to film in the stunning location of Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

Serving as the most-spectacular location yet, you can see the walled city in all of its summer splendour by checking out the video right here.

2 Cellos Stjepan Hauser in Dubrovnik

Monday, 15 June 2020

VIDEO Hauser of 2Cellos Plays Solo Concert Adrift in Krka National Park

June 15, 2020 — One half of Croatia's most popular orchestral stringed-instrument duo held another concert, practicing extreme social distancing in a serene Croatian location.

Stjepan Hauser released his second "Alone, Together" video, this time filmed in Krka National Park. The 22-minute concert streamed on YouTube on June 15, garnering almost 100,000 views in its first hour. It features the cellist sitting on a rickety wooden chair familiar to many Croatian kitchens, keeping way more than two meters distance from the nearest person as he floats in the middle of a lake in Krka National Park. You can see his performance in the video below.

"After completing the 'Alone, Together' performance at the Arena Pula it occurred to me that with such beautiful locations nearby there is a fantastic opportunity to play my favorite repertoire in these extraordinary settings," Hauser said in a press release. "Not just one but a whole series of unique performances! It means so much to me to be able to connect with so many of you; even though I may be playing alone, we can still share that experience together. And the Krka waterfalls performance has a special significance for me as this one will go out on my birthday!"

The cellist released a similar concert video in April, at the height of the solo or Zoom concert wave that coincided with the coronavirus outbreak. His set in Pula's Arena has 1.6 million views so far and counting.

Hauser was part of the famous 2Cellos duo, which garnered critical and popular acclaim until it went on hiatus in 2018. The duo, Hauser and Luka Sulic, became famous for their covers of Top 40 pop music hits. Yet it was clear Hauser and Sulic chafed at becoming a novelty act.

Hauser's solo career has seen him shift over to reinterpretations of classical music staples, putting the cello at the center in his most recent solo album, Classic.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

VIDEO: Stjepan Hauser of 2Cellos Holds Empty Pula Arena Concert 'Alone, Together'

April 28, 2020 - Thousands around the world watched Stjepan Hauser serenade an empty Pula Arena from their computer screens Monday night.

Just like the many musicians around the globe who are dedicating their music to everyone fighting against COVID-19, so did Croatia’s celebrated cellist Stephen Hauser of 2Cellos fame.

Glas Istre reported that Hauser held a special concert in an empty Pula arena, which was streamed on YouTube Monday night. The concert aimed to send a message of thanks to all those risking their lives to save ours. 

At 7 pm, thousands of fans around the world jumped onto YouTube to watch the musical spectacle, which you can find in the video below.

One important note was sent before the concert - don't go to the Arena, because the concert was pre-recorded. 

“Thanks to everyone for the considerable interest in the live-streamed concert on Monday, just like wanting to come to the Arena to see the event. Since we have received information that people are planning to go to the Arena at the time of the streaming, which is by no means allowed or safe, it is important to know that the concert was recorded in advance and the streaming will be held as scheduled. 

Public gatherings are banned and I did not want you to endanger your health and put you in unnecessary danger. After all, this is why I decided to stream this kind of concert, so you could follow it from the safety of your homes,” Hauser said.

The concert is dedicated to those in the fight against COVID-19. Hauser also supported the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in this way.

“In these difficult times, the human spirit showed all its strength. We have found it in the people who surround us every day and whose extraordinary work saves lives, the workers on the front line, and all of us who stayed home. Although we are forced to be separated, we remain together. Staying together while keeping a distance and finding hope in our humanity,” Hauser said.

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Monday, 29 October 2018

2Cellos to End? Stjepan Hauser Announces Break

The popular Croatian duo 2Cellos seems to be at a major turning point, as far as their professional musical careers are concerned. This has been confirmed by Stjepan Hauser for RTL on October 29, 2018.

The cello player has announced that he and Luka Šulić will take a break during which they will, as he pointed out, rest a bit from the crazy regime which they have followed in recent years. “We had more than 200 flights a year. The life we were living over the past eight years is simply out of this world, we really did overdo it. We have to move away from everything, we want to devote ourselves to other things in life, make a healthy break, sort everything out in our heads. When that happens, if it happens, we can then continue,” Hauser said.

The guys will still embark on an American and Australian tour that is scheduled to end in April next year. After that, Stjepan Hauser will focus on a solo career, while Luka will devote his time to his wife Tamara and son Val.

“We have been playing as 2Cellos for the last eight years and it is crazy to try to leave this life. But, I am fortunately ready to take risk and get out of my comfort zone. I am proud of myself as far as that is concerned,” Hauser concluded.

In addition to all the successes they had, they recently managed to record a new album and write two new songs. One of them is devoted to the most powerful and the fastest electric car in the world, Mate Rimac’s Concept Two. “We are so proud with the way it sounds. It is called c2, and we are 2c, so it makes perfect sense,” said Hauser, talking about what might be one of 2Cellos’s final projects together.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Hauser & Friends: Gala Concert in Pula Arena

May 10, 2018 - Stjepan Hauser of the 2Cellos fame will perform in Pula on August 24

Friday, 23 February 2018

2Cellos Play Ed Sheeran in New Video

At the rate these guys are going, we'll end up introducing a weekly 2Cellos feature.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Stjepan Hauser of 2Cellos on Split: "It's Like Something out of a Dream"

2Cellos are playing two shows in Croatia as part of their ongoing European tour

Friday, 5 January 2018

2Cellos Cover 'My Heart Will Go On' in New Video

2Cellos cover the Oscar-winning theme from 'Titanic' in a video that took a year to produce

Friday, 10 November 2017

2Cellos Cover 'Cinema Paradiso' in New Video, Featuring a Special Guest

The massively popular Croatian duo 2Cellos published their latest music video earlier today: Cinema Paradiso, a cover of the famous theme composed by Enio Morricone and featured in the Italian drama film of the same name.

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