Multi-style violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building
a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her
energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people
together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country
and around the world.
Equally at home in a wide variety of musical traditions,
Mari is the 2015/2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, 2014 Glenfiddich
Scottish Fiddle Champion, 2014/2012 Canadian Maritime Fiddle Champion, 2011
Canadian Novelty Fiddle Champion, 1st Prize Winner at the 2010 American Protégé
International String Competition, and 2-time laureate at the American String
Teachers' Association Alternative Styles Awards. On stage, she creates shows
that draw on elements from many different styles including jazz, tango, folk,
Western classical, as well as Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling. Her
performances take listeners on a musical journey exploring the diversity and
celebrating commonalities in the dance-driven folk music of the world.