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.

2015 Nova Scotia Talent Trust Special Awards Ceremony at Halifax Central Library

HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) will recognize the 2015 Scholarship and Special Award recipients at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14 at Halifax Central Library 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 51 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 at the Paul O'Regan Hall at the Central Library. “We are looking forward to host the ceremony in a space that is open to all and to celebrate the recipient's achievements with all Nova Scotians,” states Jacqueline Steudler, NSTT Executive Director.

For the last 71 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 2016: 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 2015 Scholarship and Special Award recipients at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14 at the Central Library in Halifax 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 public is invited to attend the ceremony at the Paul O'Regan Hall 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 2016 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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