Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2CELLOS, achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level and breaking the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS know no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.
2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' took the world by storm. This YouTube video became a massive sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Elton John on his worldwide tour.
Despite their huge online following where they continue to amaze with new YouTube hits, 2CELLOS’ main focus and dedication has always been playing live. Apart from many sold out solo tours (US, Japan, Europe) the duo has also appeared on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (multiple times), Lopez Tonight, TV Total with Stefan Raab, ABC’s The Bachelor and many others. Together with the Chinese classical superstar pianist Lang Lang they appeared at the CCTV New Year’s Gala for more than 1 billion viewers. 2CELLOS were also the first instrumental act to ever perform on the hugely popular TV series GLEE, where they appeared as special guests in the Michael Jackson tribute episode, performing “Smooth Criminal”. The 2CELLOS’ arrangement of the song, which featured Naya Rivera, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landed the 2CELLOS’ debut album in the Top 100.
Luka and Stjepan’s success extends far beyond YouTube and their fan base continues to grow around the world. Apart from touring with Elton John, 2CELLOS collaborated with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael. They also collaborated on various projects with winning producers T-Bone Burnett and Humberto Gatica and with the legendary film composer James Newton Howard.