Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston, acclaimed by the New York Times for his “vital rich-hued solo playing.” Using a cello strap of his own design, called the Block Strap, Mike is one of the first wave of cellists to stand and move while performing. Mike is an active recording artist of original material, folk music, and cross-cultural collaborations. Mike is director of Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop, the Mike Block String Camp, and is an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music.

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