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2 Cellos Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser interview May 2014

Luka Sulic and Stepjan Hauser interview May 2014

Olaf: What inspired you to take up the cello?- at what age?

Luka and Stepjan: Cello has such a warm, beautiful, tender and intimate sound, closest to the human voice and as soon as we heard it we knew that is the only instrument we want to play!

Olaf: Who were your Heroes?

Luka and Stepjan: In the high school when we became obsessed with the cello we started to listen all this cello masters, I (Stjepan) was influenced by Rostropovich and Du Pre, later on by great Russian cellist Daniil Shafran. During studies we started to listen more and more other instrumentalists as well as the other kinds of music. Luka was greatly influenced by great violin masters like David Oistrakh and Jasha Heifetz. At some point he even wanted to switch to violin.

Olaf: They say that you were an overnightLuka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser sensation… but how much work did it really take to become an “Overnight Sensation”?

Luka and Stepjan: There was enormous amount of sacrifice. We use to practice sometimes 12 hours a day for years and years and completely gave up our childhood. Being a top cellist is like being a top sportsmen and you really have to dedicate your life to it.

What do you think was the reason that you are as successful as you are?

Luka and Stepjan: Well, we are trying to do something that is exciting, powerful and attractive and our aim is to attract as many kids as possible to this great instrument. We put our whole soul, heart and passion into playing and people recognize and appreciate that!
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