2CELLOS is a Slovenian/Croatian musical duo of two cello players Luka Sulic (born: August 25, 1987) and Stjepan Hauser (born: June 15, 1986 ). They both became friends since they were teenagers – originally meeting at a musical master class. Their YouTube channel established over 4.2 million subscribers and 750 million video views.
"Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can't remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60's" –Elton John on 2CELLOS.
Covering Rock Classics
The duo became famous after one of their rock-song covers Smooth Criminal became a hit on YouTube. This fame was cemented after another rock classic Thunderstruck exploded over Facebook with the original YouTube video having been viewed over 75,000,000 times.
Playing Classical Tunes
Going back to their roots, the duo often play classical music on their channel and live in concert.
Luka was born in Maribor, Slovenia and was one of the youngest students ever to attend the Music Academy in Zagreb. His father is also a cellist. He, along with Stjepan formed 2Cellos in 2011.
Luka married Tamara Zagoranski in 2017.
Stjepan grew up in Pula, Croatia, as the child of two musicians. He studied music in both England and the United States.
Apart from 2Cellos, he also belonged to a cello, piano, and violin group known as the Greenwich Trio. His numerous honors include the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Award, the New Zealand Adam Cello Competition Prize, and several Porin Awards.
In 2012, he collaborated with Croatian singer and songwriter Damir Urban.