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January 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$69.95 – $115.65
Following their critically acclaimed and sold out 2014 Australian tour, dynamic instrumental duo 2CELLOS will return to Australia in January 2015.
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, came to international fame in 2011 when their cello version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal went viral. It has since reached over 20 million youtube views. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out. 2CELLOS toured Australia as part of Elton John’s band on his 2011 and 2012 Australian tours.
Sulic and Hauser have played the cello since childhood; Sulic graduated from the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music in London, and Hauser from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, both in 2011. Sulic has won a series of top prizes at numerous prestigious international music competitions including First and Special Prize at the VII Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Warsaw (2009), First Prize at the European Broadcasting Union “New Talent” Competition (2006) and First Prize at the Royal Academy of Music Patron’s Award in Wigmore Hall (2011) among others. Hauser has worked with acclaimed classical artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Mennahem Pressler and Ivry Gitlis, to mention a few. He has collected no less than twenty-one first prizes at national and international music competitions.