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.
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.
Ambera Wellmann shows at Page and Strange Gallery
October 30, 2013
Ambera Wellmann, visual artist
I received an Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant last spring and am putting the final touches on the work for an exhibit at Page and Strange Gallery, Halifax that opens on November 1st. Then I'm off to Finland for an artist residency at the Arteles Creative Centre, and after that, South Korea!
I'm so grateful for the support I received from NSTT during those early years of my development in school. It ended up influencing the amount of time I was able to spend on my work during that period and had such positive lasting effects.
Kindest regards, Ambera Wellmann
Find Ambera's work here: http://amberawellmann.com/