Mike Block is a Grammy Award-winning cello player, singer and composer passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music, and committed to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. His performances offer a rich mixture of classical repertoire, folk music, original compositions, and songs. Acclaimed by the New York Times for his “vital rich-hued solo playing,” and by Salt Lake City Desert News as “a true artist . . . a sight to behold,” Mike Block “is one of the bravest, most intriguing musicians on the American fusion scene.” (Gramophone). Since 2005, Mike has been a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, with which he has been featured as both cello and vocal soloist, and contributed arrangements and composition.