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All the latest news, press, concerts and updates about Luis & Clark, our owners and their instruments!

Jasmine Beams plays Rebecca Clarke

Jasmine Beams plays Rebecca Clarke, Sonata for Viola and Piano - I. Impetuoso - beautiful.

2 Cellos in their element

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser playing their arrangement of I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons. Their Luis and Clark Cellos really shine in this video – both in sight and sound! And watch for the point about halfway through where they take their instruments swimming – only with the Luis and Clark can you […]

Luis and Clark at Cirque Du Soleil

The Luis and Clark Cabon Fiber Cello is a featured performer in the newest Cirque Du Soleil show – Amaluna – with a custom-prepared Cello on stage in this incredible show. You can see a peek of it in this youtube spot about halfway through –

George Durham for Samsung

George Durham was recently shot for a Samsung camera promo with his beautiful L&C Cello – gorgeous all around!

“When you’re filming with the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30, audio and video merge seamlessly to create a rich and intense experience. It’s one professionally-inspired compact system camera that delivers incredible clarity and remarkable depth – every […]

Ed Caner

During the past 20 years, Ed Caner has performed as a sideman and/or soloist for over 30 major acts, including Page and Plant, Luciano Pavarotti, Wayne Newton, Mannheim Steamroller, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, the Moody Blues, Yes, Trans Siberian Orchestra, the 3 Irish Tenors, Guster, Michael Stanley, The New Barleycorn (Ireland/USA), Leftover Salmon, […]

2 Cellos in their element

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser playing their arrangement of I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons. Their Luis and Clark Cellos really shine in this video – both in sight and sound! And watch for the point about halfway through where they take their instruments swimming – only with the Luis and Clark can you […]

Flora Lee at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

One of two Luis & Clark instruments at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Academy Week. Amusing thing to note is that I’m sitting with my 2011 L&C violin next to Concertmaster Jon Carney who is playing a 1687 Stradivarius.

Wired Magazine features the Luis and Clark Violin

Thomas Edison stumbled upon a carbon-fiber precursor while experimenting with lightbulb filaments in 1879. He superheated splinters of bamboo and produced strands of carbon that could withstand high temperatures and conduct electricity. Physicist Roger Bacon expanded on this process in 1958, creating “whiskers” roughly 10 times the tensile strength and more than three times the […]

Lindsey Stirling and the Luis & Clark Violin on Dancing with the Stars

Lindsey Stirling and the Luis & Clark Violin on Dancing with the Stars April 30th, 2013.

Taylor Davis on her L&C Violin

Game of Thrones Theme – Violin – Taylor Davis
>>>> Taylor writes about this video:
“I absolutely love the Game of Thrones series and am so excited for Season 3! Hope you like my rendition of the theme, I created the orchestral backtrack and arrangement. Thanks so much for watching and for all your support!”

Filmed and edited […]

Luis and Clark Featured in the Official Debut Video of 2014 Mazda6 Sedan

The Luis and Clark carbon fiber cello can be heard and seen in the latest Mazda6 sedan commercial. Check out the fantastic sounds of our cellos in this video!

The Strad Features Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic

Link to The Strad

Digital Masters
UK-based duo 2Cellos tell Tim Woodall how the power of the internet took them from a single video upload to a six-album deal and stadium tour – Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic are featured in this month’s The Strad magazine with their signature (and now famous) Luis and Clark cellos. If […]

The Cello Shredders – Wall Street Journal Jan. 13th, 2012

Less than a year ago, a pair of Croatian cellists posted a YouTube video showing off their shredding, percussive take on the Michael Jackson song "Smooth Criminal." That almost immediately led to a multialbum deal with Sony Masterworks and a slot on an Elton John tour that continues through a two-month run in Las Vegas starting next month.

Luis and Clark Violin on display at the Museum of Fine Arts’ new Linde Family Wing

Luis and Clark Violin on display at the Museum of Fine Arts’ new Linde Family Wing

Last month, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) opened the doors on the new 80,000 square foot Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. Approximately 250 contemporary works are on display in the 7 galleries of the new wing, including one of Luis and Clark's very own Carbon Fiber Violins. In fact, the the Luis and Clark violin is the only instrument from the Museum’s musical instrument collection to be showcased in the exhibtions which aim to offer new perspectives and encourage connections between art of the present and past.

Shauna Rolston and her carbon cello

By Trish Crawford Entertainment Reporter Article and video originally from Toronto.com He’s known as Carbon Baby and he’s the sturdy delight of cellist Shauna Rolston. The sleek, black, modern-looking cello is such an integral part of Rolston’s performances that composer Douglas Schmidt has recently written a special work for the cellist and her instrument titledThe Devil’s Sweat (a “carbon concerto” for carbon cello and orchestra).

Luis and Clark marks the sale of their 1,500th Instrument

Luis and Clark, The leading manufacturer of concert-grade carbon-fiber stringed instruments marks the sale of their 1,000th Instrument. Milton, MA, August 2, 2011- July 29, Luis and Clark, maker of the worldʼs finest carbon-fiber stringed instruments, celebrated their 1,000th sale.

2CELLOS Makes National TV Debut On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 -- Living in a small town in Croatia, 24-year-old music students, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, are living a dream come true – and quickly! After posting a self-made music video of them performing Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on their cellos, the longtime friends received more attention than they ever expected.

Zigeunerweisen on Carbon-Fiber Cello

Alja Mandic (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1989) is a student of professor Valter Despalj at The Music Academy Zagreb, where she was accepted at the age of 16.

Carbon Fiber String Quartet by Lisa Ralia Heffter

LISA RALIA HEFFTER (Composer, Viola) is a prominent composer whose variety of styles has been performed on stages around the world. One of Heffter's first classical chamber works, "Eschape," was reviewed by the New York Times as "astonishingly beautiful."

Bachianas Brasileiras No 1

From the Calhoun School Performing Art Series – Carbon Fiber Cello Choir & Chamber Orchestra concert that took place January 30th, 2009

Bachianas Brasileiras No 5

From the Calhoun School Performing Art Series – Carbon Fiber Cello Choir & Chamber Orchestra concert that took place January 30th, 2009

Elgar Serenade

From the Calhoun School Performing Art Series – Carbon Fiber Cello Choir & Chamber Orchestra concert taht took place January 30th, 2009

Bloch Concerto Grosso

From the Calhoun School Performing Art Series – Carbon Fiber Cello Choir & Chamber Orchestra concert that took place January 30th, 2009

Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic – Smooth Criminal

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!

OneRepublic Uses Luis and Clark Cello on Today Show

Mihai Marica won the 33rd International Music Competition

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.

That Carbon Fiber Cello

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.

Luis and Clark at Seven Hills, Lenox 2007 Schubert “Trout”

Franz Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major (‘Trout’) D667. First 3 movements. Played by Laura Godberg, Julianne Lee, Luis Leguia, Lawrence Wolfe and Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta. The stringed instruments are all Luis & Clark Carbon Fiber including Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

The Bacon Brothers at the Michael Bacon Music studio

The Bacon Brothers at the Michael Bacon Music studio, New York City November 2001