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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hannah Mae Cruddas in Swan Lake

Hannah Mae Cruddas (NSTT Lieutenant Governor Award 2007) will be in town again with Ballet Jörgen Canada. Don't miss this wonderful show.

Ballet Jörgen Canada celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a spectacular, full-scale production of Swan Lake. Choreographed by Artistic Director and CEO Bengt Jörgen and with costumes by Robert Doyle, this newly-imagined version of the iconic ballet is set in the dramatic seascape of the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. Swan Lake features a cast of 24 dancers along with Resident Guest Artist Grigory Popov from Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet. April 18 & 19 - 8pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Dalhousie University 6101 University Ave Tickets from $30 902.494.3820 artscentre.dal.ca

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