Charles Block
Charles Block
Principal
Bass

Charles Block studied the double bass at San Francisco State University with Shinji Eshima, and Indiana University with Bruce Bransby. He currently serves as Principal Bass of both the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in Madison and the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra. He can also been heard performing as a substitute with groups such as the Minnesota Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Minnesota Opera, the Grant Park Symphony, and the Lakes Area Music Festival. Past positions include Assistant Principal of the Memphis Symphony. Internationally, Charles has worked with the RTE Irish National Symphony Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and as guest Principal of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Mr. Block lives in Minneapolis with his wife Kathryn Nettleman, a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, and their daughter Inez.