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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlantic young artist winner: heemin choi, violin
Presented by: The Music Room Chamber Players Series, in partnership with Dalhousie Music and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Peggy Corkum Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Road
For ticket information please contact: 902.429.9467 or http://scotiafestival.ns.ca
$25 ($20 Students/Seniors)
Joined by laureates of the 2012 National Music Festival, Quartet "La Corde", and Dalhousie piano professor Lynn Stodola, violinist Heemin Choi will perform sonatas by Strauss and Mascall as well as Beethoven’s magnificent "Harp" Quartet Op.74. This is part of Heemin’s winning tour of the Atlantic Provinces.