2Cellos admit classical music is presented in a ''snobbish'' way.

The classically trained Croatian duo - who shot to fame with their cover of Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' in 2011 - think older composers' works aren't accessible enough to today's young people.

Stjepan Hauser exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''Classical music is presented in a boring and snobbish way and we wanted to challenge how it is perceived.''

He added that he and musical partner Luka Sulic are careful not to fall into the same trap and want to make their music more approachable.

He added: ''We want try something unique to attract a difference audience to classical music, to appeal to a younger generation, and to show our energy and our passion to highlight the versatility of the genre.

''We didn't want to live classical music, we felt there are other things we wanted to explore, we had this animal energy that wanted to explode and playing classical was a bit limited. Our goal is to bring instrumental music to as wide an audience as we can, you never hear any instrumental music on TV or radio.''

The band became famous for performing pop and rock hits such as Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' on their cellos and admit their newfound fame is a world away from their classical training.

Luka added: ''Coming from a classical background to then suddenly being the centre of attention in showbiz , it's a completely different world.''

2Cellos second album 'In2ition' is released on January 15th.