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.

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.

Testimonials

Cy Giacomin

A career in composition does not develop overnight, and those of us who need financial help in the beginning stages are not likely to receive it in the form of commission fees. Those who believe in us from the beginning, such as the NSTT, make it possible to develop our technique; as I continue my studies at McGill, I know that I am very happy where I am and it is with help from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust that I am able to secure my footing... in the music industry.


Elinor Whidden

I would like to thank the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for their generous support while I completed my MFA in Buffalo NY. Recognition of my work during this time by my peers in Nova Scotia was incredibly important to me and my development as an artist. Their continued support has been vital to my confidence as an emerging artist and my decision to pursue a path in the Visual Arts.


Jane Archibald

I was one of many young Nova Scotians who received support from the NSTT at an early stage in my career. That vote of confidence meant a lot!


Sarah Murphy

I am eternally grateful to the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for believing in and supporting me throughout my conservatory training at NCSA and Juilliard, as well as many summer dance intensives. Their confidence in my talent and potential helped me to remain focused on becoming the best dancer that I can be. Wherever my dance career takes me, I will always be proud of my NSTT scholarships and special awards.


Elinor Whidden

I would like to thank the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for their generous support while I completed my MFA in Buffalo NY. Recognition of my work during this time by my peers in Nova Scotia was incredibly important to me and my development as an artist. Their continued support has been vital to my confidence as an emerging artist and my decision to pursue a path in the Visual Arts.


Salina Wechsler

Receiving this scholarship began a chain reaction of things falling into place for me... It is so exciting to be working somewhere that is furthering my knowledge and experiences in my chosen field. I would like to thank the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for recognizing my work and having faith in me as an artist.

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