Croatia’s stunning Plitvice Lakes do not need much promotion, but they are about to get some more in a big way…
Famous Croatian duo 2Cellos have released their latest video spot – a rendition of Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait” – which showcases the spectacular national park. With 2Cellos last single, a rendition of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, getting more than 20 million views on YouTube, the video is set to go viral around the globe and be further great promotion for the country.
In just under 24 hours the video has had close to 70,000 views on YouTube.
“We wanted to connect the beauty of nature and the beauty of music. Plitvice is definitely one of the most astounding destination in Croatia, and we done all we could to show it in all its glory,” said 2Cellos.
Fresh from her performance at Glastonbury 2014, Debbie Harry is set to be one of the stars at this year’s Špancirfest in the Croatian town of Varaždin…
Blondie, the American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, will join Stereo MCs, Laibach, 2Cellos, Parni Valjak and Urban&4 as the drawcards of this year’s festival. The 16th Špancirfest street festival will take place in Varaždin from 22 to 31 August this year, and will feature also more host of well-known street performers, comedy acts and acrobats from all over the world.
Špancirfest – the festival of good emotions – is ranked among the top 5 most important cultural events on the Croatian calendar.
Famous Croatian cello duo Luka Šulić (26) and Stjepan Hauser (27) were rubbing shoulders with some of music’s biggest names on the weekend, when they attended Elton John’s 67th birthday bash in Las Vegas…
Šulić and Hauser, better known as the 2Cellos, have become good friends with John, after the flamboyant English singer-song writer selected them to tour the world with him as his support act.
Šulić and Hauser posted photographs on social media from the birthday bash, and they were particularly excited to meet one of their idols, 81-year-old music legend Quincy Jones.
“Finally we got the chance to meet the guy who made history, who made such master pieces. It was an unbelievable feeling to hang out with him. He was so friendly, dear and approachable that he even tried to speak Croatian with his!. He tried to remember all the words he knew and everything he knew about our country, and he knew a lot,” said Luka and Stjepan.
The cello maestros also had the chance to meet The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers.
Šulić with The Killers Brandon Flowers
Famous Croatian cello duo 2Cellos have smashed yet another record after their rendition of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” has quickly become a phenomenon…
Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser don traditional 18th century garb and go ‘hell for leather’ in their latest clip which has captured the attention of the world. After just a few days the clip surpassed records set by their cover of “Smooth Criminal”, the hit that catapulted them into success, and now the clip has smashed another record. Šulić and Hauser are the fastest musicians from the region (former Yugoslavia) to pass 10 million views on YouTube.
Famous Croatian cello duo 2Cellos, who rose to fame after their rendition of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal went viral, have again gone ‘viral’ thanks to their latest cover of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” …
Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser don traditional 18th century garb and go ‘hell for leather’ in their latest clip which has captured the attention of the world, with more than 2 million hits on YouTube and U.S media such as ABC News, Good Morning America and Huffington Post featuring the hit.
Check the clip out below
“It was an unforgetable experience! We had a feeling of enormous responsibility, aware that practically half the world was watching us! Luckily, everything went brilliant, and after our performance we continued to celeberate in the New Year at Lang Lang’s home and enjoyed in some top class Chinese delicacies,”
2Cello’s with Lang Lang last night in China
That is how Croatia’s famous cello duo Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser felt after performing to a live TV audience of close to 1 billion people last night as they were part of Chinese New Year Gala events broadcast of China’s main state television China Central Television (CCTV).
Lang Lang is one of China’s most famous pianists, and he had just returned from the Grammy’s, where he performed with Metallica. 2Cellos and Lang Lang have already collaborated once before, with the famous Chinese pianist appearing on the Croatians second album “IN2ITION”.
Famous Croatian cello duo 2Cellos, who rose to fame after their rendition of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal went viral, are set to be watched by more than 700 million people when they play as part of Chinese New Year festivities live on China’s main TV station..
Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic, who have previously toured with Elton John, will perform with the phenomenally talented Chinese pianist Lang Lang as part of the Chinese New Year programme live on China Central Television tonight. Lang Lang has just returned from the Grammy’s, where he performed with Metallica. 2Cellos and Lang Lang have already collaborated once before, with the famous Chinese pianist appearing on the Croatians second album “IN2ITION”.
Footballers and musicians have dominated the list of the most followed Croatian personalities on social network Twitter in 2013.
Comfortably in number one position was Bayern Munich striker Mario Manđžukić with more than 160,000 followers. Giant tennis player Ivo Karlović, renowned for his humourous tweets, was in second place with over 63,000 followers. Pop singer Nina Badrić was in third place with over 43,000 followers. Twitter is still not that popular amongst Croatian personalities with many opting not to have a profile on the popular social media network.
The Top 10 Most Followed Croatian Personalities are:
1. Mario Manđžukić (Football) – 160k
2. Ivo Karlović (Tennis) – 63k
3. Nina Badrić (Singer) - 43k
4. Eduardo da Silva (Football) - 38k
5. Dejan Lovren (Football) - 36k
6. 2Cellos (Music) – 22k
7. Mladen Petrić (Football) – 19k
8. Croatian Government – 18k
9. Fani Stipković (TV Presenter) 15k
10. Jelena Rozga (Singer) - 13k
One half of the famous Croatian cello duo 2Cellos has proudly posted a photo of himself meeting one of the members of the English-Irish boy band One Direction. Stjepan Hauser posed with Harry Styles (19) at the recently held iTunes Festival 2013 in London where both performed.
Stjepan Hauser and Harry Styles at iTunes Festival in London
Famous Croatian cello duo 2Cellos, who rose to fame after their rendition of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal went viral, are continuing their conquering of the entertainment world, and have now appeared in a TV commercial for a leading mobile phone operator in Japan. Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic, who have toured with Elton John, are the stars of the latest television commercial for one of Japan’s leading mobile operators, Docomo. See the advert below.