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.

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.

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.

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.

Mike Hirschbach's Halifax Circus takes off this week

1479 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E7

Mike Hirschbach is a NSTT Scholarship Recipients that came back home to NS to teach others the fun of Circus performance.


We’re more than just a school here at Halifax Circus and once a year we like to pull out all the stops and invite you to our very own 3-Ring Circus!

Featuring our students, performance troupe and a few special guests, this show can’t be missed. From high flying aerials and acrobatics to a dazzling fire show, ZOOM has something for everyone.

Show dates:

May 22-25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Special Saturday May 25 matinee at 2pm!

Tickets: $20 for Adults, $16 for Students/Seniors/Unwaged and $12 for Children 12 and Under


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