Friday, January 21, 2011

Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic

OK, this is officially Awesome with a capital A.
Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic playing Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson for two cellos.

Smooth Criminal

Arranged by Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic.
Directed by: Kristijan Burlovic
Director of photography: Kristijan Burlovic
Camera: Igor Burlovic
Editing & post: Ivan Stifanic
Technical support: MedVid production

Shostakovich: Prelude

Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic playing their arrangement of Prelude by Dmitri Shostakovich

Now to see them individually.
First up Stjepan Hauser
Galeb i ja

(Z.Runjić) Split HNK, October 3, 2010

And finally for today here is Luka Sulic.

Rogelio Huguet y Tagell: Flamenco
Luka Sulic - cello

Stjepan Hauser (15 June, 1986 - ) is a Croatian cellist who has already performed as soloist in the venues in Europe and with many of the major orchestras. He performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Albania, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, United States and the United Kingdom, with sensational debuts in Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, St. Martin in the Fields, Kings Place, St John's, Smith Square and South Bank Centre.
He is laureate of UK's most prestigious international competitions and awards.
All together Stjepan collected a total of 21 first prizes among national and international competitions and as consequence he was invited to perform twice on Gala concerts for H R H Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace.
Stjepan is one of the very last cellist whom the great Rostropovich heard during his life. As one of the last student of Maestro Rostropovich, Stjepan played in four concerts dedicated to him: a gala concert in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence (Britten Sonata); a performance of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1 with Orchestra Sinfonica del Friuli Venezia Giulia in Teatro Comunale "Giuseppe Verdi" in Italy; a recital in Auditorium al Duomo, Florence in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival; a performance of Kol Nidrei with Metropolitan Sinfonia in a gala concert in St George's Bristol.

Luka Sulic is a young cellist whose international reputation grows with every performance. He won series of prizes at international music competitions including first and special prize at the VII Lutoslawski International Cello Competition (Warsaw, 2009) and first prize at the European Broadcasting Union “New Talent” Competition (Bratislava, 2006).
He has given a number of solo appearances in Europe, South America and Japan and performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Australian Chamber Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Wroclaw Philharmonic, Russian Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists and others. Among his chamber music partners were Radovan Vlatkovic and Boris Berezovsky.
He studied with Valter Dešpalj in Zagreb, Reinhard Latzko in Vienna and currently he is studying with Mats Lidstrom at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
He regularly performs at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Ljubljana Festival. He also took part in Vladimir Spivakov Foundation Concerts in Moscow, featuring young talents and laureates from all over the world. At the International Holland Music Sessions 2007 Festival, he was chosen to participate in “New Masters on Tour” concert series, presenting young artists in prestigious concert venues all over Europe.
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