Two men, two cellos, one heart

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One thing that personally struck me as I sat in the Royal Opera House in Valletta was the passion that Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser put into their performance. You could see the love towards what they do in the way they got lost in the music they were playing, from different genres and artists including Coldplay, ACDC, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson amongst many others.

2Cellos is made up of two Croatian musicians, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, and together they raised the bars of cello playing. Their fame all started in 2011 when they uploaded their rendition of the king of pop, Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal to Youtube. This same cover landed them a record deal with Sony Masterworks and was featured in Fox’s TV series Glee, with Naya Rivera and Grant Gustin accompanying them. They have produced two music albums, one in 2011 called 2Cellos and another one in 2013 called In2ition. The first album got them as far as winning the Best International Album award, while their second album got nominated for the same award but did not manage to hit the heights of winning like the first one had.

Although achieving such great fame, Sulic and Hauser still remain down to earth, friendly and funny, going as far as staying at the theatre after their performance to meet everyone present in the audience. Their performance constantly involved the audience with many leaving their seats and moving closer to the stage dancing, jumping and singing. One thing I know for sure is that I will definitely go and watch them play again.

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