Ciaran Roberts-Osterberg

Percussionist, Berklee College, Massachusetts, USA

The Cross Trust helped me achieve the dream I had since I was 15. Having the Trust's support has enabled me to greatly advance, by studying at the famous Berklee College of Music. A dream I was told, as a young autistic person, I could never achieve.

The Trust’s funding has allowed me the opportunity to achieve iconic milestones: performing in New York City, attending masterclasses with industry legends, recording my own music in world-class studios and being mentored by Grammy winners.

I cannot express my gratitude enough to The Cross Trust, without whom I would not have fulfilled my dream.

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Gordon’s Waltz is Ciaran's own composition and was featured on International’s Jazz radio over the summer.

" Eye of the hurricane is an arrangement and performance I put together with some of the most inspiring Jazz musicians around the world- including Scotland’s own Gordon McNeil. It was all recorded individually and remotely across the world, and then edited together to give a group performance."