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.
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.
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.
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.
Wayne Burns (NSTT Theatre NS Award 2011/2012), Corinne Dunphy (NSTT Scholarship Recipient), Hamish Lambert (NSTT Shelagh MacKennzie Award 2010) and Gwyneth Christoffel (NSTT Scholarship Recipient 2013)
Seen with their artistic work at the Atlantic Film Festival.
Corinne Dunphy's documentary 'Well Fished' can be seen on Sep 15 at 9:45 p.m., Sep 16 at 2:30 p.m. and Sep 17 at noon.
Hamish Lambert's short 'Passing' screens on Tuesday, Sep 17 at noon and at 10 p.m.
Gwyneth Christoffel's short 'A Purrfect Pair' is on view on Tuesday, Sep 17 at noon and at 10 p.m.
All screenings are at Park Lane Cinemas, Spring Garden Road, Halifax