Ashlin Grobbelaar started their musical journey as part of the Mangaung String Programme in Bloemfontein and is currently studying with Graham du Plessis at the South African college of Music. They lead the cello section of the UCT Symphony Orchestra and they have also played as part of the MIAGI Youth Orchestra and the South African National Youth Orchestra. Ashlin plays regularly as an ad-hoc cellist with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. They recently participated in the UCT Strings Competition where they placed as a runner-up. In October 2022, they took part in and won the 15th annual Schock Prize for Chamber Music with their chamber group. Other than being an active chamber- and orchestral musician they strive to create opportunities to make music education more accessible to those of a similar background to them.