STEPHANIE ANNE BLOCK 23, born in Barrington, Illinois, is in the first year of her master’s degree at The Juilliard School studying with Misha Amory and Cynthia Phelps. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School as student of Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang. Ms. Block was a featured soloist for the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota and has performed as soloist with several Chicago area symphonies. Stephanie Block has received numerous chamber music awards including the Gold Medal in the Fischoff Competition. Ms. Block is also working to integrate philanthropic aspects into her music. A survivor of the cancer-like disease Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis, she plans to continue raising money for the Histiocytosis Association through her music studies. Ms. Block is also a triathlete and runner.