Isobel began to play the cornet at the age of three under the joint direction of her father, David Daws and the late Maisie Ringham Wiggins MBE. Isobel moved onto the trombone in September 2008 and within six months she successfully auditioned and gained a scholarship to study trombone and piano at The Purcell School of Music. After eight years at the Purcell she moved to Chetham’s School to study A Levels. Whilst based in Manchester, Isobel was a member of one of the world’s most famous brass bands, The Fairey Band.
Now back in London she is currently studying with Matt Gee at the Royal Academy of Music.
Isobel was one of the five finalists in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2014 Brass Category Final. In 2018 she was once again in the Brass Category Final, where she went on to be crowned as the winner. In 2017 Isobel was the winner of the BBC Young Brass Award playing live on Radio 2.
Isobel is an alumni of the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The National Children’s and Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain, as well as The National Children’s and Youth Orchestras of Great Britain.
More recently, Isobel has played with the London Symphony Orchestra whilst on trial for principal trombone. She is also a member of the Bone-afide Trombone Quartet.