About the Show
Sulic and Hauser have played the cello since childhood; Sulic graduated from the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music in London, and Hauser from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, both in 2011. Sulic has won a series of top prizes at numerous prestigious international music competitions including First and Special Prize at the VII Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Warsaw (2009), First Prize at the European Broadcasting Union New Talent Competition (2006) and First Prize at the Royal Academy of Music Patron’s Award in Wigmore Hall (2011), among others. Hauser has worked with acclaimed classical artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Mennahem Pressler and Ivry Gitlis, to mention a few. He has collected no less than 21 first prizes at the national and international music competitions and performed twice for Prince Charles in Buckingham and St. James’s Pallace. Both have appeared in major classical music venues throughout the world including Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Center, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus.
2CELLOS' success extends far beyond YouTube and its fan base continues to grow around the world. Apart from touring with Elton John, 2CELLOS recently performed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Michael and Leona Lewis and released their second album IN2ITION in January 2013. The album was produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple) and features an eclectic group of vocal and instrumental guests including Elton John, Steve Vai, Lang Lang, Naya Rivera and Zucherro.
About A Great Big World:
Ian and Chad first became friends while enrolled at NYU and studying the music business. At first, Chad encouraged Ian to start singing and actually became his manager, but they soon realized they were kindred spirits creatively, forging a musical partnership. As they developed a devout New York and online following it opened the door to much bigger things to come.
Most recently, things are coming together for A Great Big World with their latest single, "Say Something." Making its television debut on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance during a poignant and passionate performance by show victor Amy Yakima, choreographed by Stacey Tookey, the song instantly resonated with audiences everywhere. This follows up a bevy of notable placements for the duo, including the cast of Glee covering their anthem, “This Is the New Year”, in a pivotal show moment earlier this year. The song has also served as the title track for the movie New Year’s Eve as well as the theme for MTV’s I Used To Be Fat with additional syncs on Amazing Race, One Tree Hill, ESPN, and Good Morning America.
This fall, A Great Big World embarks on a U.S. tour. Be prepared for a powerful and theatrical performance whenever they hit the stage