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.
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.
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.
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.
Don Pentz Retrospective August 6 - 29, 2013
Nova Scotia Archives Gallery, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax
Don Pentz, visual artist (NSTT scholarship recipient 1978) will be having a
retrospective survey of his work at the Nova Scotia Archives Gallery, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, from August 6 - 29, 2013. The exhibition opening will take place Wednesday, August 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. This collection of acrylic paintings includes an assortment of nonrepresentational imagery from the late 1970’s to the present day. All are welcome to attend the opening and visit the exhibition. Don's work can be seen on his website: www.pentzgallery.ns.ca