Three schoolchildren from Brent win music scholarships

Pianist and TV presenter James Rhodes with Anna Sinko Uribe, Laurelle Coleman-Awowi and Louis Mithce

Pianist and TV presenter James Rhodes with Anna Sinko Uribe, Laurelle Coleman-Awowi and Louis Mithcell (Pic credit:Paul J Cochrane) - Credit: Archant

Three young musicians from Brent have won a four-year music scholarship to help develop their musical talents.

Flautist Anna Sinko Uribe, 11, from Salusbury Primary School in Queen’s Park, violinist Laurelle Coleman-Awotwi from Princess Frederica School in Kensal Rise, and 10-year-old percussionist Louis Mitchell, from Mitchellbrook Primary School in Neasden, are the lucky winners in the latest round of awards from the Mayor’s Music Fund. The trio are among 70 young people across all of London’s 32 boroughs to be awarded this year’s scholarships worth £280,000.

Each child will be given an extensive programme of music tuition and support, including a personal mentor, which they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, established the fund in 2011 to help talented children from disadvantaged families fulfil their musical potential.

He said: “Not every child can afford an instrument or the lessons they need to make real progress as musicians and the music fund is doing vital work to help hundreds of gifted youngsters towards realising their ambitions and achieve their full potential.

“In addition, as they develop as musicians these scholars are also gaining extra skills and experience that will be invaluable in all areas of their lives.”

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