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.

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.

Susan Stackhouse (NSTT scholarship 1979-81) to Perform in “HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS...”

The Peggy Corkum Music Room 6181 Lady Hammond Road

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm

The Peggy Corkum Music Room
6181 Lady Hammond Road

  • Marcia Swanston, mezzo-soprano
  • Susan Stackhouse and Rob McClure, actors
  • Iain MacNeil, bass-baritone
  • Mary Martell, pianist

Celebrating the life and love of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and her husband, Robert Browning, explored through readings of their letters, an excerpt from Besier’s play, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, music of their day, and Argento’s setting of Elizabeth’s letters, Casa Guidi.

Please visit http://www.scotiafestival.ns.ca/chamber-players or call 429-9467 for ticket information.

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