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.

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.

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.

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.

Heemin Choi, violin (NSTT Raymond Simpson Award 2010) at the Music Room

The Music Room Chamber Players - Season 2

A storm is brewing.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7pm

at the Music Room at 6181 Lady Hammond Road Halifax, NS B3K 2R9

Peter Allen is back and will be joined by Marcia Swanston, mezzo, Patricia Creighton, flute, Suzanne Lemieux, oboe, Hua-Chu Huang, violin, Jeff Komar, viola, Lydia Hansen, cello, Heemin Choi, violin, Artem Kolesov, violin, Warda Limaye, viola, & Ben Marmen, cello.

Works by Britten, Shostakovich and Peter Allen.

Co-presented with Dalhousie University's Music Department.

A season pass is $200 for all 20 concerts and individual tickets are available at the door for $20/$15.

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