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.
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.
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.
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.
April 6, 2010 NSTT Summer Deadline Date & Address Change
Want money to support your dreams? Interested in a future career in the arts? The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) is a not for profit registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians from all over the province who are interested in furthering their education in the arts in theatre, dance, music, media, film, literary and visual arts, fine craft and design. Applications must be postmarked by the next deadline of Thursday, April 15 for summer study applications. The NSTT has also moved recently so applicants should make note that they have the correct address: PO Box 575, Halifax, NS B3J 2R7. The new phone number is: (902) 492-6801 or visit their website at: www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca.
The NSTT is supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, RBC Foundation and ImmediaC. Since 1944, the Trust has assisted over 1,500 Nova Scotians with awards totaling over $1.3 million. Applications for the next Talent Trust deadline for fall studies must be postmarked by Tuesday, June 1, 2010.