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 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.
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.
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.
Reeny Smith to perform at NS Culure Gala
Kenneth C. Rowe Heritage Hall at Pier 21 in Halifax.
Reeny Smith (NSTT Mats Award 2012 and Portia White Award 2010), will sing at the Pier 21 - NS Culture Gala. Organized by the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association, this event kicks off a three-day music educators’ conference, and will serve as a showcase for the national, and international delegates. Open to everyone who wishes to celebrate their community, the event is being held at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 in Kenneth C. Rowe Heritage Hall at Pier 21 in Halifax.