Stjepan Hauser is a Croatian cellist who recently released his debut album “Hauser Classic” in February 2020. Likewise, Stjepan Hauser is also a part of “2Cellos” with Luka Sulic and of “Greenwich Trio” with Lana Trotovšek and Yoko Misumi.
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Stjepan Hauser’s girlfriend
The present relationship status of cellist Stjepan Hauser is suspected to be in a relationship with Benedetta Caretta. Though the duo has not confirmed it yet, the duo looks excellently marvelous together.
In more recent posts shared by the cellist, he has shared few photos with an unnamed lady with captions like “Family is growing” in December 2019, “Family life” in October 2019, and “Autumn, the most romantic season… ?” in November 2019. However, he never mentioned or tagged the lady on his photos with such captions. Moreover, the girl in these photos turns out to be Benedetta Caretta, an Italian singer.
Moreover, with his numerous duets with singer Benedetta Caretta, many fans around the world are confused about whether or not the duo is in a relationship. In many videos, Hauser puts his arm around her waist while playing the cello and in one of their duets, Hauser is even seen kissing Caretta’s shoulder.
In the past, he dated singer Jelena Rozga. But they parted ways in the year 2017, two years after knowing each other.
One half of the famous Croatian cello duo 2Cellos was set to walk down the aisle. He was dating popular Croatian pop singer Jelena Rozga, and there was news that the cello maestro popped the question to his sweetheart at one point in time. Slobodna Dalmacija reported the pop singer, Rozga, saying, “It is true! I am engaged, and I have never been happier in my life, that is all I will say.”
However, as of 2017, the lovebirds went their separate ways. At present, both the former lovers are reportedly single. The reason for their separation is not available.
Early Life and Childhood
Stjepan Hauser was born on 15th June 1986. He is originally from Pula, Croatia. He is from a musical family and the cellist began his musical education in his home. His mother plays percussion and he also has a sister who is a journalist in Pula. However, no more information is available on his other family members.
He is currently 35 years old and his zodiac is Gemini. Moving on to his educational background, he finished secondary school in Rijeka. Then he studied in Zagreb and London, and later in the United States under Bernard Greenhouse. More precisely, he completed his undergraduate studies with Natalia Pavlutskaya in London and then did his postgraduate studies with Ralph Kirshbaum at RNCM in Manchester.
Career and Professional Life
At such a young age, Stjepan Hauser, the renowned cellist has already performed in more than 40 countries across all the continents including sensational debuts in Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, South Bank Centre and many more. These venues bear witness to his incomparable artistry.
He is a laureate of prestigious international competitions and awards and has collected during his short career no less than twenty-one first prizes in national and international competitions and has built an enviable reputation for himself. He is so well reputed that he has been bidden to play for H R H Prince Charles both at Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace. He was lucky enough to be one of the very last cellists whom Rostropovich heard during his life.
He has worked with revered classical artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Heinrich Schiff, Arto Noras, Frans Helmerson, Philippe Muller, Stephen Kovacevitch, Mennahem Pressler, and Ivry Gitlis, to mention a few. In October of 2006, he was the only cellist to perform in the gala concert at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence for the late Mstislav Rostropovich. During his studies in London, he was a member of renowned The Greenwich Trio with Lana Trotovšek and Yoko Misumi.
He released his latest HAUSER CLASSIC debut album on February 7, 2020. He played alongside the London Symphony Orchestra for his album.
His meteoric success started when he decided to join forces with his friend and a former cello rival Luka Sulic. Luka is a Croatian-Slovenian cellist. Their unique cello version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. Within only a week of release, the YouTube video for this performance became a huge viral sensation. It hence led to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Elton John on his worldwide tour.
Since then, the duo has appeared on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (multiple times), Lopez Tonight (2009), TV Total with Stefan Raab and many others. This duo also became the first instrumental act to ever perform on the hugely popular TV series Glee (2009). In this show, they appeared as special guests in the Michael Jackson tribute episode, performing “Smooth Criminal”.
The 2Cellos’ arrangement of the song also featured Naya Rivera and it debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landed the 2Cellos debut album in the Top 100. The duo’s successes extend far beyond YouTube and their fan base continues to grow around the world.
Apart from touring with Elton John, 2Cellos also performed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Michael, and Leona Lewis. They also released their second album IN2ITION in January 2013. The legendary Robert Ezrin produced their album. Robert also produces for Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple, etc. This album also features an eclectic group of vocal and instrumental guests including Elton John, Steve Vai, Láng Lang, Naya Rivera, and Zucherro.
Awards and Honors
Among the many prestigious international competitions and awards that he won are PLG Young Artists Auditions, J & A Beare Solo Bach Competition, NYOS Staffa Award, Philharmonia Orchestra- MMSF, ESO Young Soloist Competition, TWIYCA, Marlow Concerto Competition, Frankopan Fund Award, and MBF Music Education Award among many.
He also won the prize of the world’s biggest cello competitions and awards such as Adam Cello Competition in New Zealand 2009, and VTB Capital Prize for Young Cellists 2009. During his short career, he has bagged no less than 21 first prizes in national and international competitions. He has also built an enviable reputation for himself.
Moreover, he is also a member of the renowned Greenwich Trio described by cellist Bernard Greenhouse as the “Number 1 trio in the world”. These three phenomenal talents joined forces in August 2006. Their breathtaking chamber music-making gained the approval of audiences and critics. The trio won a series of first prizes in international chamber music competitions.
The trio also received the Solti Foundation Award, and Tunnell Trust Award and they also won the Beethoven Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition. Similarly, the trio has also worked closely with the Beaux Arts Trio, Trio Fontenay, Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Ivry Gitlis, Stephen Kovacevich, Ralf Gothoni, and Eberhard Feltz.
Talking about his body measurement details, he stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 70 kgs. Sadly, other details like chest-waist-hip, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc are unknown. Similarly, he has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color. He also often keep a short beard that adds to his handsomeness.
Social Media and Net Worth
Stjepan Hauser is very active on social media platforms. He has 2.9 million followers on Instagram. Similarly, he has shared 946 posts as of April 2020 on his Instagram handle @HAUSER. Moreover, he also has a Youtube channel in which he has 830k subscribers and 242 million views. Further, Hauser also joined Twitter in February 2012 and has 38.1k followers at present. He also owns a verified Facebook page with over 9.5 million followers.
Moving on, his net worth estimation is around 8 million dollars. He earns through his sensational performances at various renowned venues all over the world. Moreover, his duo, the 2Cellos, has an estimated net worth of $22 million. Their Youtube channel alone earns around $1.2 million annually.