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HAUSER: Bio

The dynamic young cellist who rocketed to fame as half of the genre-busting worldwide musical sensation 2CELLOS, HAUSER now gears up to release his new solo album entitled Classic, set for release February 7 from Sony Classical.

Drawn to the cello as a little boy when he first heard it played on the radio in his native Croatia, HAUSER began to learn the instrument at the age of 8. His remarkable potential was recognized not long after, when he began an intense study of music, the cello and classical repertoire that eventually took him to London, Manchester and Boston for conservatory training. Upon graduation in 2011, HAUSER joined fellow cellist Luka Šulić to become 2CELLOS, creating a viral cello version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," which catapulted the duo's global success.

In the classical world, HAUSER collected some 21 first prizes in prestigious national and international cello competitions, performing twice in London for Prince Charles at Buckingham and St. James's Palaces. He was also the last student to play for and perform with the iconic Russian cellist/conductor/humanitarian Mstislav Rostropovich. As a soloist, HAUSER has performed in many of Europe's greatest classical venues, including London's Wigmore Hall and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

The meteoric rise of 2CELLOS led HAUSER and Šulić to join Sir Elton John on tour globally, sign with Sony Music Masterworks and release five successful albums, as well as sell out arena dates around the world. As 2CELLOS, they have performed in iconic venues such as Rome's Colosseum, New York City's Radio City Music Hall, London's Royal Albert Hall, Italy's Arena di Verona, the Olympia in Paris, Tokyo's Budokan and the Sydney Opera House.

1 Gabriel's Oboe  
2 Once Upon A Time In The West  
3 Playing Love  
4 La Califfa  
5 Once Upon A Time In America  
6 Malena  
7 Cinema Paradiso  
8 The Ecstasy of Gold  
Casta Diva

Known for putting his unique spin on some of the greatest musical compositions ever created, HAUSER today releases his newest collection of covers in tribute to the late, great film composer Ennio Morricone, celebrating the release with a brand new video performance special that will premiere on his official YouTube channel today at 3PM NYC | 7PM London | 8PM CET.  Available everywhere now, HAUSER PLAYS MORRICONE revisits, reimagines and recharges eight instantly recognizable compositions from the Academy Award®-winning catalogue of arguably the most prolific and influential film composer of all time, with HAUSER performing alongside the Prague Symphony Orchestra as conducted by Robert Ziegler.  In true HAUSER fashion, he pairs the EP release with a gorgeous new visual, once again taking viewers across his native Croatia for a special performance in celebration of Morricone's timeless contributions to the canon of film music.