Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. 2Cellos
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:57:38
2Cellos - Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic- are a cello duo from Croatia, who, well, play cellos. But they cover modern pop songs and have worked with the likes of Elton John, Sky Ferreira and Steve Vai on their second effort In2ition.
Since they are trained and talented, we'd knew they'd be up for a Take Aim interrogation with Amy Sciarretto. We knew this would be the least strenuous thing they did all day.
While the playing field was not even, since it was two against one for this Take Aim, our girl Amy Sciarretto was game, and she got schooled! That's okay. She can handle it better than most.
2Cellos' In2ition is out now. [iTunes link]
If you were not doing 2Cellos, you would be...
2Cellos: Performing music individually as we both love it so much!
Any non-musical talents/skills or hobbies?
Stjepan: Painter – I used to draw. People thought that I could focus on it as a career, but I chose to focus on music.
Luka: Athlete (water polo) or a chef.
Elton John, Sky Ferreira, Steve Vai - oh my! Who was your favorite to work with and why? Or if you can't pick, share what it was like to work with them!
2 Cellos: Everyone is special in their own way. It was a completely different experience with each of them. Elton John is our hero as a musician and human. Sky Ferreira's voice is very mysterious and perfect for "Bang Bang." Steve Vai, he's a guitar legend, a virtuoso full of very creative and unique style which blends perfect with "Highway to Hell."
Do you think it is possible to make cellos more "mainstream" in this day and age with your covers?
2 Cellos: We believe it possible because we're doing it every day. Our goal is to bring our music and cello as an instrument to as wide an audience as possible. In Croatia, there are not enough teachers and instruments for students that want to learn cello!
What's one thing you want our readers to know about 2Cellos?
2 Cellos: We love all kinds of music and don't divide it into different genres. We play it everything with the same passion, love and enthusiasm.
Are you totally finding yourself with new respect for the cello?