Stjepan Hauser ( croatian pronunciation : [ stjêpaːn xǎuser ] ; born 15 June 1986 ) is a croatian cellist. He is a member of 2CELLOS, along with Luka Šulić .
early life and musical train [edit ]
Hauser was born in Pula, Croatia, into a musical family, where he began his musical education. [ 1 ] His mother plays percussion section. His sister is a journalist in Pula.
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Hauser finished secondary school in Rijeka. He studied in Zagreb but completed his undergraduate studies with Natalia Pavlutskaya at Trinity College of Music ( now Trinity Laban ) London. He completed his graduate studies with Ralph Kirshbaum as a Dorothy Stone Scholar at RNCM in Manchester and with Bernard Greenhouse in USA. [ 2 ]
career [edit ]
Hauser has performed in more than 40 countries including debuts in Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Southbank Centre and many more. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] In October 2006, Hauser was chosen to perform at the gala at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence for the former Mstislav Rostropovich. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] Following this appearance, Stjepan has been invited to perform in numerous festivals in Europe. At the International Holland Music Sessions 2009, he was chosen to participate in the “ New Masters on Tour ” concert serial, presenting young artists in prestigious concert venues all over the continent. [ 7 ] In December 2007, Hauser played the Kol Nidre with the Metropolitan Sinfonia at a Gala Tribute Concert dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich. [ 8 ] Subsequently, Hauser went on to perform and record as a solo artist including his recording of British composer Christopher Ball ‘s First Concerto for Cello, written by the composer specifically for him. The album, Christopher Ball: Music for Cello, was recorded at the beginning live performance of the concerto in 2010, and features former Greenwich Trio extremity, Yoko Misumi, on piano. On 11 June 2009, Hauser launched his channel on YouTube, which had since reached over 475 million views by June 2021. [ 9 ] In January 2011, Hauser, along with acquaintance and colleague cellist Luka Šulić, performed a cover of Michael Jackson ‘s “ Smooth Criminal “ which was played entirely on cello. In just a few days, the music video recording became a YouTube sensation. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ] The album Hauser Classic was released on 7 February 2020, in which he plays aboard the London Symphony Orchestra. The album was produced by Nick Patrick. [ 13 ] During the COVID-19 quarantine, ineffective to tour in support of his solo album, Hauser released three performances via live streaming. The first gear, Hauser: Alone Together, released on 27 April 2020 was performed at the Arena Pula, in Stjepan ‘s hometown of Pula, Croatia, on the Istrian peninsula. The second, besides titled Hauser: Alone Together, was performed at Krka National Park, at the Krka Waterfalls in cardinal Croatia. The second television was released on 15 June 2020, to celebrate the artist ‘s thirty-fourth birthday. The third, again titled Hauser: Alone Together, was recorded at Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik, Croatia, recognizable to many fans from the HBO series, Game Of Thrones. A extra 2 magnetic disk edition of Hauser Classic is scheduled for October 2020 unblock. It includes a DVD of the three Hauser: Alone Together videos. The album Hauser plays Morricone premiered on YouTube on 27 October 2020. [ 14 ]
Collaborations [edit ]
Hauser has worked with cellists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Heinrich Schiff, Frans Helmerson, Arto Noras, Ralph Kirshbaum, Valter Despalj, Philippe Muller, Thomas Demenga, Young-Chang Cho, Reinhard Latzko, Karine Georgian, Roel Dieltiens, and Alexander Ivashkin, to mention a few. In early 2011, Hauser recorded an album with colleague croatian Damir Urban. The album, the self-titled Urban and Hauser, was released in the summer of 2011. besides in the bounce of 2011, he recorded an album with croatian pop star Oliver Dragojević. The album, Noć nek’ tiho svira, was released in October 2011. besides in 2011, they performed together in Pula. That fall, along with boyfriend 2CELLOS member Luka Šulić, he began touring as a member of the Elton John ring. Since then, he has performed with the band hundreds of times, on tour all around the global, and in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Million Dollar Piano concert performance at the Coliseum at Caesar ‘s Palace. In November 2011, he released another classical album : Brahms, Beethoven & Bruch for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, again with Ms. Misumi, and clarinetist Leslie Craven. In 2018 and 2019, Hauser released a series of television with Uzbek-American pianist Lola Astanova on social media .
Greenwich Trio [edit ]
together with the slovenian violinist Lana Trotovsek and japanese pianist Yoko Misumi, Hauser was a member of the celebrated Greenwich Trio described by legendary cellist Bernard Greenhouse as the “ New Beaux Arts Trio ”. [ 15 ] The Trio won a series of first prizes in the international chamber music competitions in the UK, Belgium and Italy. The Greenwich Trio had masterclasses with Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Trio Fontenay, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, Ivry Gitlis, Stephen Kovacevich, Ralf Gothoni, Niklas Schmidt, Arnold Steinhardt, Valentin Erben, and Eberhard Feltz. They performed in some of the most esteemed european external music festivals. In March 2008, they performed Beethoven ‘s Triple Concerto with conductor Barry Wordsworth and in September the lapp year they played in the sold out opening festival at King ‘s Place, London.
2CELLOS [edit ]
Under the name 2CELLOS, Hauser and Šulić recorded an album with Sony Music Entertainment, which was released in July 2011. [ 16 ] In January 2012, they appeared as the especial musical guests on Fox ‘s hit television receiver serial Glee where they performed “ Smooth Criminal ” in the Michael Jackson tribute sequence. This was the first time that an implemental duet had performed on the express in this coveted node spot. [ 17 ] The 2Cellos ‘ arrangement of the birdcall, which featured actors Grant Gustin and Naya Rivera, sold incredibly good debuting at # 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landing their debut album in the top 100. [ 18 ] In late 2012 and early 2013, a moment 2CELLOS album, In2ition, was released. After the release of the irregular album, Hauser spent several years touring, either as a member of 2CELLOS or with Elton John. A third album was released in early 2015 called Celloverse, just anterior to a 38-city US go. From 2014 through 2016, Hauser performed with Oliver Dragojević on at least 5 occasions, including the 2014 Split Festival, with Luka Šulić appearing briefly to join them, in free concerts in Rakalj and on Korčula, besides in 2014, and as a guest at the 2CELLOS fifth anniversary free concert in Tomislav Square in Zagreb in 2016. His final performance in Las Vegas with Elton John was in October 2015. 2CELLOS one-fourth album, Score, a collection of movie music, was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and released in 2017. The first live performance was held in December 2016, at the Sydney ( Australia ) Opera House and is available on DVD. 2CELLOS fifth album, Let There Be Cello, was released in 2018. After the 2019 2CELLOS US go, the couple took a one year break, to work on solo authoritative albums for Sony Music and to tour individually .
Awards and Achievements [edit ]
- Order of Danica Hrvatska with the face of Marko Marulić for a special contribution to the culture and promotion of Croatia in the world.
Hauser is laureate of external competitions and awards such as the PLG Young Artists Auditions 2009, the J & A Beare Solo Bach Competition 2009, NYOS Staffa Award 2009, the Philharmonia Orchestra – Martin Musical Scholarship Fund 2009 and 2008, the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition 2009 and 2007, the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition 2008 and 2006, the Computers in Personnel International Concerto Competition 2008, the Frankopan Fund Award 2006, and the MBF Music Education Award 2006 and 2005. He has besides won international cello competitions and awards such as the Adam International Cello Festival and Competition in New Zealand 2009, and the VTB Capital Prize for Young Cellists 2009. Altogether, Stjepan collected a total of 21 first prizes at national and international competitions and, as a consequence, he was invited to perform twice on Gala concerts for HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace and St. James ‘s Palace. In May 2012, Hauser won four Porin awards, two with Luka Šulić ( 2Cellos ), and the early two for his collaboration with Damir Urban on their album Urban & Hauser. [ 19 ] Hauser subsequently won an extra Porin prize, for Best Video Release, along with Luka Šulić ( 2CELLOS ) and Dušan Kranjc ( drummer ) for their Arena Zagreb DVD .
discography [edit ]
|2010||Song To The Moon||Self Released / Hauser Classics|
|2011||Urban & Hauser||Aquarius Records|
|2011||Christopher Ball: Music for Cello||Musical Concepts|
|2011||None Rota Centenary Album||Musical Concepts|
|2011||Brahms, Beethoven & Bruch for Clarinet, Cello & Piano||Musical Concepts|
|2012||Noć Nek’ Tiho Svira||Aquarius Records|
|2020||Classic (with the London Symphony Orchestra)||Sony Masterworks|
|2020||Plays Morricone (with the Prague Symphony Orchestra)||Sony Masterworks|
|2017||Score (with the London Symphony Orchestra)||Sony Masterworks|
|2018||Let There Be Cello||Sony Masterworks|