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.
We are celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2019!
Call for Entries to the 75th Anniversary Talent Trust Exhibition
This exhibition is open to practicing visual artists who have received scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. Are you one of them, but not sure? You can find a list of all scholarship recipients in visual arts from 1949 - 2016 here.
Artists are invited to propose works completed in the past 15 years, including works held in Nova Scotian public collections.
Works will be selected by curators from the participating galleries. Artists’ exhibition fees and art transportation will be paid. An exhibition catalogue is planned.
We are very thankful that Ingrid Jenkner, curator of the MSVU Art Gallery has agreed to help us with all the details for a successful show. Thank you Ingrid!!!
The Visual Arts Exhibitions will be the venues for readings, film screenings, artist talks, and music and dance performances of Talent Trust scholarship recipients. A separate call will go out early in 2018.
Further questions about the 75th anniversary can be sent to 75anniversary(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca