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.
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.
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.
Allison Angelo is singing at the St. Cecilia Concert Series Fundraiser
She is the winner of the NSTT Portia White Award in 2000 and 2002.
Monday, April 8th, 6 and 9 pm
Le Bistro By Liz, Halifax’s French Bistro
A Night in Paris Fundraising Dinner and Concert for St.Cecilia Concert Series: The Music of Montmartre
An Evening of Music & 4-Course Meal Welcoming Spring Back to Halifax!
Allison Angelo, soprano and Simon Docking, piano
$100.00 (including $50.00 tax receipt)
Reserve Today by Calling 902-423-0143
Special prizes and treats included!
Join Allison and Simon in a magical evening of music, and delicious food by Le Bistro.
An evening all about Paris, city of love and light, in music composed in and about Paris!
‘I’m so looking forward to singing some new and some favourite repertoire about Paris by some of the world’s finest composers and singers.’ – Allison Angelo