Denise Djokic

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.

Natalie Alcorn

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.

Marc Djokic

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.

Marielle Groven

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.

Simon Shaw

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.

  • Arts Nova Scotia

    The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the support of Arts Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

  • Nova Scotia - Communities, Culture and Heritage

    The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the support of the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

  • Support4Culture

    The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the support of Support 4 Culture Program. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

  • RBC - Emerging Artists

    Thank You to RBC - Emerging Artists Program for their ongoing support through the Special RBC Emerging Artists Award and support of individual scholarships.

  • Pavia

    We are thankful for the catering support of Pavia Gallery and Coffee Shop at the Central Library. Pavia helps us make our Special Awards Ceremony a success. Thank you Victoria Foulger and Christopher Webb. 

  • Norex

    Thank You to Norex for their generous in-kind support of $15,000 to develop our online application system in 2013 and their ongoing maintenance support.

  • immediaC

    Thank You to immediaC for their in-kind contribution of $2,499 towards the new NSTT website and their ongoing web support since 2008.

  • Dalhousie University - Music in Medicine

    Thank You to Dalhousie University - Music in Medicine,  Dalhousie HEALS Program for supporting the NSTT Portia White Award through the annual Portia White Gala Concert. 

  • Debut Atlantic

    Thank You to Debut Atlantic for supporting us by sharing their office space. 

  • Visual Arts Nova Scotia

    Thank You to Visual Arts Nova Scotia for their ongoing support of the Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/VANS Award.

  • Music Nova Scotia

    Thank You to Music Nova Scotia for their ongoing support of the Chico Berardi Award.

  • Theatre Nova Scotia

    Thank You to Theatre Nova Scotia for their ongoing support of the Special Theatre Nova Scotia Award.

  • Business for the Arts

    Thank you for strengthening arts and culture in Canada by building partnerships between the private and cultural sector.

  • Open Door Property Management

    Thank you to the partners of Open Door Property Management Lorena MacDonald, Leila Kovacevic, and Parker Deighan. Their sponsorship supports our Scholarship Fund. 

    Open Door Property Management's contribution was matched through the artsVest matching sponsorship program. 

  • Keller Williams Select Realty

    Thank you to Jerry and Annette Murphy owners of Keller Williams Select Realty for their sponsorship towards the NSTT Scholarship Fund. 

    Their contribution was matched through the artsVest matching sponsorship program. 

  • Lola Gentile at Premier Mortgage Centre

    Thank you Lola Gentile for your support of our Scholarship Fund. 

    Lola Genile's contribution was matched by the artsVest matching sponsorship program. 

  • Tom Gerard at kw Commercial Advisors

    Thank you Tom Gerard for supporting our Scholarship Fund for emerging artists of all disciplines.

    Tom Gerard's contribution was matched through the artsVest matching sponsorship program. 

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