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.
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.
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.
New: RBC Emerging Artist Award 2012
December 10, 2012
It is with great pleasure to announce the new RBC Emerging Artist Award 2012.
The award is supported annually by the RBC Foundationand will be awarded, if merited, to the recipient who, among all others, has completed initial studies and shows exceptional commitment and professional potential as an artist. Preference will be given to any film/new media, literary, or visual arts students, followed by theatre, dance, and music students. The award is $1,500.
Photo: l-r: Adrian Hoffman, Chair NSTT with Lori Smith, RBC
The RBC Emerging Artist Award will be given for the first time on December 17, during a Special Award Ceremony at Government House.
We are very thankful to the RBC Emerging Artist Project that has committed its support to the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for many years to come.