“My Luis and Clark viola is very easy and a pleasure to play in the orchestra, including orchestral solos, producing very rich and powerful sound, complemented by numerous remarks from the audience members.” Alexander Mishnaevski, Principal Viola, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic in an amazing cello arrangement of Michael Jackon‘s “Smooth Criminal”. Playing dueling Carbon-Fiber Cellos from Luis and Clark these artsist put the instruments to the test in a dynamic, passionate display of artistry, technique and interpretation. And don't those cellos look and sound great!
A short anecdote about the Luis and Clark cello....
That is what happened to the cello of Kaaren Makas, (37 years principal cello, New Orleans Philharmonic, Emeritus principal, Louisianna Philharmonic) when Hurricane Katrina came through New Orleans. Sadly the cello was one of the few things that survived the flood waters in Kaaren’s house. It needed new strings and bridge and soundpost, but is […]
The first all Carbon Fiber Cello and Chamber Orchestra Concert was presented by The Calhoun Performing Arts Series in the Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center at The Calhoun School, New York, on January 2009. Carbon Fiber Cello and Chamber Orchestra Concert, Calhoun Performing Arts Series, NY, January 2009. PHOTOS: Beth Krieger/The Calhoun School
Playing a Luis and Clark carbon fiber cello, Rumanian cellist Mihai Marica won the 33rd International Music Competition in Viña del Mar in Chile, regarded as one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world. Marica, a protégée of Aldo Parisot, competed against cellists from a dozen different countries to win this celebrated prize.
By now we all probably know that Yo Yo Ma did NOT play his carbon fiber cello at the Inauguration and we didn’t hear the real notes he actually did play. But Mr Ma does play a carbon fiber cello and did play one at the Washington Mall for 10 days in 100-degree heat during a Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2003. He said that in heat like that he could control the strings on his carbon fiber cello in a way not possible on a wooden cello, and joked that the instrument could probably even double as a barbeque.