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.
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.
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.
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.
Don Pentz (NSTT scholarship recipient) exhibition at the McCarthy Gallery in Truro
May 7, 2013
Don Pentz and Wayne Boucher (former NSTT Board member and Jury member) are showing their exhibition Black and Blue at the NSCC McCarthy Gallery in Truro. The exhibition continues until May 24.
Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m.
NSCC McCarthy Gallery Presents a public screening of Don Pentz explaining his painting process to art students, April 2013
“Drowning in Colour” The Art of Wayne Boucher a documentary film by Alan Collins Wayne Boucher will be present.
Wayne Boucher talking to art students, April 2013