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The Magnetic Charm of Hauser: A Cellist’s Journey from Pula to Global Stardom

Nelson Martinez | June 2, 2024

Hauser: The Man Behind the Cello
Beyond his professional achievements, Hauser’s personal charm and dedication to his art make him a beloved figure among his fans. His performances are not just about the music; they are about connecting with his audience, sharing stories, and creating memorable experiences. His social media presence offers a glimpse into his life, from behind-the-scenes moments to interactions with his global fanbase.

A Musical Prodigy from Croatia
Stejepan Hauser, better known to the world simply as Hauser, has captivated audiences across the globe with his extraordinary talent on the cello. Born on June 15, 1986, in Pula, Croatia, Hauser’s musical journey began at a young age, fueled by a deep passion and innate ability that set him apart as a prodigy in the classical music realm.

Early Beginnings and Education
Hauser’s early education in music was nothing short of rigorous. He trained under some of the most prestigious music educators, including Bernard Greenhouse in the United States, as well as David Grigorian in London. His dedication to his craft led him to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he honed his skills and prepared for a professional career that would soon skyrocket.

The Rise to International Fame
Hauser’s international fame began to blossom when he co-founded the dynamic duo 2CELLOS with fellow cellist Luka Šulić in 2011. Their viral rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the internet by storm, catapulting them into the limelight and earning them a record deal with Sony Masterworks. The duo’s unique blend of classical and contemporary
music broke down genre barriers, making classical music accessible and exciting to a wider audience.

Solo Career and “Rebel With a Cello”
Despite the overwhelming success of 2CELLOS, Hauser’s solo career has been equally impressive. His “Rebel With a Cello” tour, which included a remarkable performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida, showcases his versatility and charisma. Accompanied by the sensational violinist Caroline Campbell, Hauser’s concerts are a blend of technical prowess,
emotional depth, and engaging showmanship. Fans are treated to a repertoire that spans classical masterpieces, modern hits, and Hauser’s original compositions.

Global Performances and Notable Events
Hauser’s musical journey has taken him to over 40 countries, performing in some of the world’s most prestigious venues and events. One of the highlights of his career was performing at a gala in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, a testament to his international acclaim and the high regard in which he is held in the classical music community.

Written by Nelson Martinez

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