Performed in Guangzhou, China with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Pamela Frank, Michael Stern, and more!

Had a great time in January performing with so many great musicians, and Directing the "Silk Road Workshops" as part of the 2018 Youth Music Culture Guangdong festival! Highlights included performing a duo with one of my childhood idols, Edgar Meyer,  playing a Beethoven Quartet with the legendary violinist Pamela Frank, playing Beethoven 3rd Symphony with Maestro Michael Stern at the helm, and leading the entire orchestra in an Encore Finale of an original tune of mine - check out the fun video by clicking HERE!

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Mike Block
Fall Solo Tour Dates Announced

Oct 18 Woods Hole, MA
Oct 19 Newton, MA
Oct 21 Brooklyn, NY
Oct 27 London, England
Nov 5 New Haven, CT
Nov 6 Oneanta, NY
Nov 7/8 Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 9/10 Columbus, OH
Nov 11 Troy, OH
Nov 12 Cleveland, OH
Nov 13 Chicago, IL
Nov 14 Skokie, IL
Nov 15 Appleton, WI
Dec 6 Cambridge, MA

Visit the Tour Page for more details. 

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Online fundraising campaign for new Contemporary Cello Etude Book

We are excited to announce that we have launched the online fundraising campaign for our new book, Contemporary Cello Etudes: Studies in Style and Technique, featuring 30 brand-new, never-before-published, non-classical cello etudes, composed by 13 wonderful contributors! Check out our campaign video, and please consider purchasing and helping us spread the word! :) The other contributors include Rushad Eggleston, Erik Friedlander, Mark Summer, Ashley Bathgate, Giovanni Sollima, Jacob Szekely, Natalie Haas, Rufus Cappadocia, Eugene Friesen, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Matt TurnerClick here to learn more.

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Youth Music Culture Guangdong

This was the debut of an annual educational event for Chinese Classical Musicians in Guangzhou, China, led by Yo-Yo Ma, and conductor Long Yu.  I directed the non-classical portions of this event, as well as performed the Zhou Lin Duo Concerto for Cello and Sheng at the Opening Ceremony with fellow Silk Road Ensemble member Wu Tong, and Resident Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Jing Huan. Click here to visit

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