My friend Kim shared this video on Facebook recently. The Croatian duo called 2CELLOS tears it up with their rendition of AC/DC’s classic hard rock song, Thunderstruck. The video certainly didn’t start out that way but it wasn’t long before the opening guitar riff becomes instantly recognisable and then…well take a look for yourself. I had no idea cellos could sound like that!
This snippet from their website gives you an idea of not just talented these guys are but how accomplished:
“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 twenty-one 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.” – http://www.2cellos.com/us/biography
These guys have done a number of contemporary songs like Smooth Criminal, Welcome to the Jungle, Hurt, Smells Like Teen Spirit and lots more! I can’t wait to hear what they do next.
2CELLOS Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser playing their arrangement of Thunderstruck by AC/DC BaRock style!
Get the song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thu…
and Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Thunderstruck-2…
Video by Kristijan Burlovic,
Editing: Ivan Stifanic and 2CELLOS
Technical support: MedVid produkcija
Produced, mixed and mastered by 2CELLOS and Filip Vidovic (Morris Studio, Zagreb)
Special thanks to Friends of Giostra Society, Poreč, Croatia