Renowned musician HAUSER is best known for his amazing solo performances and 2CELLOS duo sold out shows.
His charismatic performances captivate the audiences not only with his dynamic renditions of today’s world-wide hits but his flawless appearance on stage tells stories of love, laughs and fond memories of our youths.
Having generated a fan base and social media following of over 1.3 billion YouTube views, 5.5 million YouTube subscribers, 1 billion streams, and selling nearly 1 million tickets on tour. His epic live performances as a member of 2CELLOS sold out shows in historic venues in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
2CELLOS were famously discovered by Elton John and have taken the Cello to unimaginable heights as their signature style blurs the lines between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. They’ve shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, and Steven Tyler, to name a few. Check out their live shows here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP2XPZfs6ao
HAUSER was recently featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and his performance has nearly one MILLION views! Watch the incredible tribute to Elton John on his 75th birthday here: https://youtu.be/gYs5D9Ij5c4.
His idea to merge today’s pop music with the cello is something that simply came to him one day. He felt he just wasn’t getting through to the purely classical music world. According to him, he felt studying cello and winning competitions, it never seemed to add up to anything. And there were so many rules! Ultimately, He wanted to do something that would allow him to transport the joy of music and the joy of his cello playing to a wider audience and that was the moment that he heard Michael Jackson’ “Smooth Criminal.” HAUSER just started playing it and rocked it so hard, it was like capturing lightning in a jar – only in this case, it was him and his cello. That, in many ways, was the true and real beginning of communicating and finding his audience. That was so awesome!
The relationship between classical music, pop and hip hop has always been intriguing. Many top producers and musicians are credited with being the first to incorporate classical music into their songs. But HAUSER was the only main hip musical style that excites and inspires by his various elements of deliverance of music.
”I think that people will always love great music and that it’s an international language. I prefer not to politicize music. It doesn’t matter where you come from or who you are. People just love music and the world needs it.”
HAUSERS depiction of ”Livin’ La Vida Loca” releases a burst of frenetic energy and basic good vibes are infectious always puts a smile on people’s faces which is why he really enjoyed this rendition.
His passion for Latin music and our rhythmic culture leaves us wondering about him getting into AncestoryDNA kit or something .. Does he have some Latin spices in his blood? Check out his dance moves on @hausercello
“Despacito” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” are both songs that make everyone want to dance. Though “Despacito” is not on this album, it’s part of my original HAUSER Dance Party on YouTube that I did during the lockdown, and it’s done in a Reggaeton style. “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” is pure, hot, Latin pop. I wanted to show for the first time that the cello is incredibly versatile and that it could be the star of a dance party album, which, to the best of my knowledge, has never been done before! This was my intention and I hope that everyone will enjoy it and dance along with me!”
HAUSER is such a free spirit…
’What I think about is whether or not a song or a melody or a style is good for the cello. If it’s good for the cello, then, I enjoy playing it, and that’s probably why I’m comfortable with music across all genres. Rock, classical, Broadway, Latin pop…I feel like my cello is limitless.” I really feel so blessed that I’ve already had the opportunity to work with so many “greats.” Of course, there was my good friend Elton John and I just finished making a tribute EP for him on behalf of his 70th birthday celebration. And I have worked with Andrea Bocelli as well. As part of 2Cellos, there was Steven Tyler, George Michael and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I would have loved to have collaborated with Elvis, but since that’s no longer possible, I would have to say that today, I’m literally open to working with great artists across all genres and styles.”
HAUSER has openly stated the only challenging part is to keep the level of intensity up while on the road since he’s always wants to give his audiences one hundred percent. On the other hand, once he gets on that stage and he feels the love and the energy and excitement from his fans, the different audiences all over the world, it becomes clear why he’s there, and that’s the best part of being a musician. It is ultimately that energy and connection that you feel while you’re making music that makes you understand why you were born to do it. It’s the ultimate high.
”From a musical point of view, the producer of this album, Steven Mercurio who has collaborated with Andrea Bocelli and Sting, is an expert in combining musical genres – and helped me define a sound that would be uniquely mine. In addition to the Latin pop rhythm section and percussion, we also employed a full big band accompaniment of trumpets, saxophones and trombones. From the symphonic world, we used a full string section and other elements. It was a perfect blending of all the musical sounds and styles I love so much.”
I had such a great interview with HAUSER. His humbleness and appeal to the generations of tomorrow gives me hope to the concept of “thinking outside of the box” . Not only in music but in HAUSER’S morals of telling the sweet stories of melodies through an amazing instrument . The Cello!
“The best thing young musicians can do is to keep their hearts and minds open and listen to everything. Don’t be confined by musical boundaries. Make your own path”