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.
Nova Scotia Talent Trust gives out $75,000 in scholarships to 45 nova scotia emerging artists
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has recently given out $75,000 in scholarships to emerging Nova Scotia artists in the fields of dance, theatre, media (film) studies, music, visual and literary arts. The 45 successful scholarship recipients were chosen from a field of 101 applications from two deadlines, 1 March and 1 May 2013. Applications were received from various parts of the province, from Middleton to Sydney, Bridgewater to Amherst. An independent, volunteer Scholarship Selection Committee, made up of twelve artist professionals, two from each discipline, met in April and again in June to decide who would receive a scholarship. Since its creation in 1944, the NSTT has given out more than $1.9 million dollars in scholarships to over 1900 recipients.
The NSTT is supported by the 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund, The Craig Foundation, RBC Foundation, Music Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, Debut Atlantic, ImmediaC, the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, Norex, DocaittaDesign, TD Canada Trust, Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program and Arts Nova Scotia. The NSTT is pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. The NSTT has two deadline dates coming up in 2014: 1 March for Spring/Summer study and 1 May for Fall/Winter study. For more information, please visit their website at www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca. For a complete list of the 2013 Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipients, please click here.