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.

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.

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.

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.

2014 Nova Scotia Talent Trust Special Awards Ceremony at Alderney Landing Theatre

27 November 2014

HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) will recognize the 2014 Scholarship and Special Award recipients at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16 at Alderney Landing Theatre in a ceremony attended by His Honour Brigadier-General the Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Honourary Chair of the NSTT.

This year’s Special Award winners will be chosen from a field of more than 50 individual scholarship recipients representing the artistic disciplines of music, literary arts, visual arts, video/new media, dance, and theatre.

The Special Awards Ceremony will be held for the first time in Dartmouth. “We are very grateful to the Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre and especially Executive Director Bea MacGregor for supporting us and hosting our 2014 Special Awards Ceremony in their beautiful theatre space,” states Jacqueline Steudler, NSTT Executive Director.

“One of the most important contributions that Alderney Landing makes daily is putting money directly in the hands of Artists, so supporting the NS Talent Trust made perfect sense,” said Bea MacGregor.

The Alderney Landing Theatre was constructed as an integral part of the Alderney Landing complex, a diverse cultural centre carefully designed to beat in the heart of downtown Dartmouth and fulfill the area's stirring promise of economic and cultural revitalization.

For the last 70 years the NSTT has continued to support emerging Nova Scotian artists as they pursue their studies towards the ultimate goal of establishing professional careers in the arts. 

The NSTT is supported by the 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund, The Craig Foundation, RBC Foundation, Music Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, Debut Atlantic, immediaC, the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, Norex.ca, NSTT Foundation, Dalhousie Music in Medicine HEALS Program, Alderney Landing Theatre, Support4Culture, Halifax Municipality, artsVest sponsorship program, Business for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and Arts Nova Scotia.  The NSTT is pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

The NSTT has two deadline dates coming up in 2015: 1 March for Spring/Summer study and 1 May for Fall/Winter study.  For more information, please visit their website at www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca

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The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) will recognize the 2014 Scholarship and Special Award recipients at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16 at Alderney Landing Theatre in a ceremony attended by His Honour Brigadier-General the Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Honourary Chair of the NSTT. The NSTT has partnered up with Bea MacGregor, Executive Direcotor of Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre to be the host of the ceremony for the first time. The public is invited to attend the ceremony by getting in touch with NSTT through email at: events - at - ns talent trust – dot – ns – dot - ca

 

The NSTT is supported by the 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund, The Craig Foundation, RBC Foundation, Music Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, Debut Atlantic, immediaC, the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, Norex.ca, NSTT Foundation, Dalhousie Music in Medicine HEALS Program, Alderney Landing Theatre, Support4Culture, Halifax Municipality, artsVest sponsorship program, Business for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and Arts Nova Scotia.  The NSTT is pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

More information about the NSTT scholarship recipients and application deadlines for 2015 can be found at www dot nstalenttrust dot ns dot ca.

Media Contact: Jacqueline Steudler, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Talent Trust

P. O. Box 575

Halifax  NS  B3J 2R7

(902) 492 6801   director@nstalenttrust.ns.ca     www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca

 

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