Irobosa is using her Aspire Award to help boost her budding career as a cellist and violin player.

A young talent

Irobosa picked up her first violin at primary school and has never looked back.  From the time she was small, she was inspired by listening to classical music and worked hard at her lessons. So much so that she progressed quickly onto the cello and is now Grade 6 in both. Her favourite composer is the Argentinian Ástor Piazolla.

But, as her talent developed, her music tuition became a financial challenge for her family with three other children as well.

Making a difference

Irobosa said:

I was so happy when I heard that I’d got an award. It will make a really big difference, especially as it means I can now buy a new instrument. I have always preferred classical music to modern music – though there are some exceptions. I promise that I will work really hard at the lessons and hope to get better and better. My ambition is to be a professional musician or a music teacher.

How to apply for an Aspire Award

You can apply for an award by completing an application form. You’ll need to let us know exactly what you want the funding for, so make sure you’ve found the course you want to complete, how much the equipment you need will be, or what your community project will cost.

Click here to apply for an Aspire Award.