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.
Cindy Thong, piano to perform with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
Truro: First United Church, 711 Prince Street
Malcolm Forsyth Natal Landscapes Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 Featuring 2013 NSYO Concerto Competition Winner Cindy Thong Brahms Symphony No. 2 Truro: First United Church, 711 Prince Street November 23, 2013, 2:00 PM **Afternoon concert** Halifax: St. Andrew's United Church, 6036 Coburg Road November 24, 2013, 7:00 PM The following NSTT scholarship recipients are a part of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra as well: Lilith Richter-Stephenson, Violin, Amelia Bruce, Flute, Adrienne Richey, Flute, Ruth Post, Oboe,
You can find more information at http://www.novascotiayouthorchestra.com/concerts/13-14/fall2013.html