Because in classical music cello is not regarded as a popular choice, it's always playing the long, boring notes.
A cello can sound like so many instruments, but it's only one, you know, like a guitar; it has percussive qualities. It can sing like the violin, you know, like a voice.
The cello is such a versatile instrument. It can rock like the hardest rock guitar, and it can sing like the human voice. We couldn't do what we do without the classical training. It's a hard instrument to play. There are no frets, and it takes finesse and technique to play.
Even in classical music, the cello doesn't get a lot of respect because the piano and the violin get it all.
Of course, there will always be, you know, conservative classical people who will judge you, but you know, who cares about them?
The range of the cello is so big, it can play as low as the double bass and as high as the violin. It has the perfect shape, and its sound is the closest to the human voice.
Don't wait for someone to call you up. You can do anything. You have all the possibilities in the world.
Everybody recommends New Zealand. I really want to learn this haka, the traditional dance - I love it; it's so cool.
I started playing when I was 5. I'm from a family of musicians.
We want to connect all these musical worlds together. We just improvise; we know straight away if its going to work or not. They're not covers - I hate the word cover. We do a transcription: mix it up, put our own spin on it. I think people will be surprised how powerful our show is.
For us, it is all about breaking the boundaries between different genres of music and combining different styles of music and performing what we are passionate about. We are so lucky that we can experience both worlds: the more intimate classical world and the wild and crazy world of rock n' roll.
When our video of 'Smooth Criminal' came out, suddenly we started getting all kinds of offers. We were getting calls from TV shows like 'Ellen DeGeneres' and from record labels.
I like to swim a lot, while Stjepan likes to take long walks with girls. He's the very romantic type. Yes, musicians are romantic.
It took us three months to finish the arrangement of 'Thunderstruck.'
Many classical musicians lack pulse and rhythmical strength and precision, so for us it was very important to acquire and learn those.
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