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.
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.
Will Fisher, Chico Berardi Award 2008 performs in Truro
Show at Raodside Willie's in Truro, NS
Nominated for 2013 ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year, and named "one of last year’s strongest Canadian jazz debuts" (Ottawa Citizen), the Will Fisher Coastal Quartet is excited to be returning to Roadside Willie's in Truro, NS on Saturday, March 9th.
Their debut album 'Portage' is a blend of contemporary jazz with world and roots influences, and has received international airplay and coverage over the last year. Joining Will for the show is a stunning line-up of Nova Scotia talent including: Paul Tynan (trumpet), Geordie Haley (guitar), and Tom Easly (bass).
Reservations/Tickets are availalbe online.
For more information, please visit: www.willfisher.ca