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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Farrell (winner of the NSTT Portia White Award 1999) and Gregory Servant (scholarship recipient 1971-1974) to perform
Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Chebucto Road, Halifax
Opera Nova Scotia presents
Scenes in Concert from Debussy’s opera Pelleas et Melisande
Sunday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.
The cast features Atlantic Canada’s acclaimed soprano Suzie LeBlanc as Melisande, with Jean-Phillipe Fortier-Lazure, Gregory Servant, Jennifer Farrell and pianist Simon Docking. Admission is on a “Pay-As-You Can” basis. For more information call 852-5170 or 425-8586.