Simon Shaw graduated with many awards and honours, including four Talent Trust scholarships, in the spring of 2007 from the Newark and Sherwood School of Violin Making and Repair, Newark, England. This institution is one of the foremost violin making schools in the world. Simon is now a professional luthier practicing in Halifax.
Marc began his violin studies at the age of six with his father, violinist Philippe Djokic. He has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the Kiwanis Festival of Music Rose Bowl Prize, the Hudson Community Scholarship, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Scholarship Award, and several NSTT Awards, including the prestigious Raymond Simpson Award, and the Lieutenant Governor's Award.
It is amazing to know that there are so many wonderful people who invest so much time and effort because they truly care about the successful development of our futures as artists. I am so thankful to have such support from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust- it is incredibly encouraging and helpful on so many levels.
Cellist Denise Djokic is one of the most exciting talents of her generation and has thrilled audiences worldwide with the youthful vigour, confidence and passion of her playing.
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has supported me every step of the way, from my earliest beginnings in the study of music to my current pursuit of a master's degree in music composition at McGill. Thanks to their generous support, I have been given the means to realize my dream of making a career in music as a composer and arranger of music. For this, I am deeply grateful.
- Congratulations to the NSTT Special Award Winners 2012
- New: RBC Emerging Artist Award 2012
- Janice Jackson at the Portia White Award Concert
- 2012 Annual Portia White Award Concert
- Elsa Hodder (NSTT Janice Merritt Flemming Award 2011) as Cinderella
- Jocelyn Yang, pianist to perform with Chebucto Symphony Orchestra
- Hannah Mae Cruddas in Halifax with Ballet Joergen
- Atlantic young artist winner: heemin choi, violin
- Charley Young at VANS Corridor Gallery, Halifax
- Ambera Wellmann at Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax
- Will Fisher Nominated for ‘Jazz Recording of the Year
- Testimonial: Beth Mckenna, Jazz Saxophonist, 2008 Scholarship Recipient
- Jana Miller's recital was amazing!
- Board member Marty Williams performed at the Jazz Festival
- Puppet Creator Zach Fraser (NSTT scholarship recipient)
- Elsa Hodder (Janice Merritt Flemming Award 2011)