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.
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.
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.
How to Support Us
There are many ways you can support the Nova Talent Trust and contribute to the ongoing success of our future Nova Scotian artists!
Basket of Art: Buy some raffle tickets and win a basket full of art experiences from concerts, to good dinning, to dance shows, and theatre life. Draw will be held on December 12, 2017 at the Special Awards Ceremony at the Central Library, Halifax.
Volunteer: If you have free time, we are always looking for volunteers to sit on our board or help out at some of our functions like the annual Portia White Gala Concert (8 Dec 2017) and the Special Awards Ceremony (12 Dec 2017).
We also need Raffle Ticket sellers.
Donate: If you would like to give, you can make a donation, right here on our website. Simply click on the DONATE button here or in the upper right hand corner of our website!
Legacy Gift: If you feel you would like to make a bigger contribution and help secure the future of the NSTT you might want to contact the NSTT Foundation.
Sponsorship: If you are a business, we would be happy to discuss a sponsorship partnership with you. As a registered charity, there are many different options available for you to support art education.
Purchase this beautiful artwork and support Art Education.