Denise Djokic

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 Djokic

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

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.

Marielle Groven

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.

Natalie Alcorn

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.

Charley Young Exhibition at the Craig Gallery

Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/VANS Award and NSTT Lieutenant Governor Award winner 2012

DRAFTING April 3-27, 2013 Opening Reception:

Wednesday, April 3, 7-9 pm

Photo: Charley Young at the Vermont Studio Centre,  credit: Howard Romero

Originally from Alberta, Ms. Young moved to Halifax to attend NSCADU where she obtained a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2008. In 2012 she was the Artist-in-Residence at the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, and also began her Masters of Fine Art from the Main College of Art. Currently Ms. Young is Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Centre in Johnston, Vermont, USA. The work from this residency will be on display at the Craig Gallery for the month of April 2013.

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