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.
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 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.
Francesca Nardi, Flamenco Dancer and winner of the Robert George Jackson Award 2012 will dance at the Seahorse Tavern on May 30th
Seahorse Tavern, 1665 Argyle St, Halifax NS
Maria Osende writes:
"Don't miss this night of hot live flamenco entertainment, tapas and sangria! We are thrilled to welcome award-winning dancer Francesca Nardi on stage at the Seahorse for the first time, and for her first solo show on a one-night only performance at the Seahorse Tavern on
Thursday May 30th, 7 - 9 p.m.
Maria Osende will host and Francesca will be joined by guitarists Bob Sutherby, Ayman Amer and Amadito, as well as singer Joyce Saunders." BUY TICKETS NOW! Photo: Francesca Nardi by Michelle Doucette
Interview with Francesca by ArtsEast can be found here.