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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lisa Phinney Langley (NSTT scholarship recipient 1997 - 2000) choreographs 'Grand Hotel'

Please join  the World Premiere of Phin's new work, Grand Hotel, October 3-5, presented by Live Art Dance Productions at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Avenue in Halifax.

Grand Hotel is a dance-music-poetry-visual collaboration featuring performances by Sarah Rozee, Nicolas Labelle and Miriah Brennan (dance), Colin Matthews and Catherine Little (cello), and Ardath Whynacht (poetry).  A beautiful music score composed by Sandy Moore, an integral set designed by Peter Dykhuis, choreography by Lisa Phinney Langley, and costumes by Elise Chase-Sinclair bring this work to life.  Don't miss this showcase of local artists!

For tickets call Live Art Dance at 420-0003 or go online at


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