Echoes of bach
FOR YOUR GRAMMY® CONSIDERATION
A word from Mike:
The music on this album has meant different things to me at different times of my life. In one sense, it is all music that is intimately familiar - the music I grew up playing in a family of classical musicians. Contrastingly, it is also the repertoire I deliberately left behind as a young professional to explore other styles and musical experiences. When I play this music now, it feels like returning back to my childhood home, but as an adult. I know what is around every corner, and have countless memories associated with each bar, yet at the same time, I’m taller now, and everything looks different from this angle.
Mike Block is a pioneering cello player, singer, composer, and educator, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century." Passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music, Mike is committed to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. At home in a wide range of musical styles, through a multi-genre approach to composition, performance and education, he seeks to inspire audiences and empower musicians to find joy in the full world of music.