Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wayne Burns stars in 'Olympus' premiering April 2, 2015

Congratulations Wayne Burns!
Wayne Burns, actor, 2012 and 2011 NSTT Theatre NS Award

Mark your calendars and cue up the DVR because Olympus is premiering April 2nd, 2015 10/9c on Syfy and SuperChannel!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Start your Scholarship Application Today Deadline is May 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (ADT)

2015 Application Deadline for Fall/Winter study 

May 1, 2015 at 5 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Saving Time (ADT)

We advise applicants to read the submission guidelines carefully and to submit their application early since there are a number of changes to submission procedures this year. All information can be found at our website by clicking the ‘Apply’ button or at:

Please remember that late submissions will not be accepted. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lucas Porter - Debut Atlantic Concerts in Nova Scotia

Lucas Porter, pianist - 2013 NSTT 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award
March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Garden Room - K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Wolfville, NS

March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Yourmouth County Museum, Yarmouth, NS

March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Chester Playhouse, Chester, NS
with featured guest Andrew Son 2015 winner of the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence. 

March 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Colouratura Fine Art Gallery, Indian Brook, Cabot Trail, NS

For more information please click through to Debut Atlantic at:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Andrew Son, pianist and violinist 2014 NSTT Scholarship Recipient
We are happy to share this great announcement by Debut Atlantic. Congratulations Andrew!

Halifax, NS - Debut Atlantic is pleased to announce that Nova Scotia pianist Andrew Son is the winner of the 2015 Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence. Quickly emerging as a top artist on both the piano and violin, 15 year old Andrew has been busy climbing the competition ranks. Currently a student at the Halifax Grammar School, he studies piano with Betty Ro from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and violin with Professor Philippe Djokic of Dalhousie University.

Renowned Canadian pianist and past Chair of the Board of Debut Atlantic Robert Kortgaard said of this year’s recipient:
Debut Atlantic congratulates Andrew Son our 2015 Young Artist Award recipient. It is our mandate to encourage and support the next generation of talented young Atlantic Canadians. Andrew’s accomplished performance displayed a strong technique and musical understanding that will become the foundation of what we hope will be a happy artistic journey. There’s no doubt that his teachers, family and friends have been a big factor in his success so far. Debut Atlantic is happy to be part of the support team and we acknowledge the dedication and hard work he has devoted to his musical studies. All the best, Andrew.

Established in 1999, the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence is awarded annually to an Atlantic Canadian high school music student as chosen by a member of our distinguished alumni. The award recognizes talented youth and is designed to support and encourage the development of young musicians in Atlantic Canada. The Award consists of a $1,000 cash prize and an opportunity for the recipient to perform as a special guest at a Debut Atlantic concert.

Andrew will receive his award and be a featured guest in a Debut Atlantic concert on Friday, March 27th at the Chester Playhouse in Chester, NS with Debut Atlantic artist, pianist Lucas Porter. He will also be featured at The Indian River Festival in PEI on June 27th as part of their Youth Legacy Concert.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Heemin Choi to perform with Quartet La Corde, Sunday March 15, 2015

Cecilia Concerts presents :

Heemin Choi 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Award with His Honour
The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd) 
Lieutenant Governor of NS
Quartet La Corde

Heemin Choi, violin
Warda Limaye, viola
Artem Kolosov, violin
Ben Marmen, cello

Sunday, 15 March, 2:00 pm

Lilian Piercey Concert Hall,

Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

In March of 2013, at the urging of Shimon Walt, the St. Cecilia Concert Society presented a group of four young Dalhousie music students. They had come back, a short time before, from a national competition with glowing reviews.

They wowed us!  We invited Quartet La Corde back to play again before they all go on to their individual careers. Heemin Choi and Artem Kolesov (violins), Warda Limaye (viola) and Benjamin Marmen (cello) demonstrate both technical prowess and a passion which imbues their playing with a tremendous emotional impact. In addition to Beethoven's “Razumovsky Quartet” and Claude Debussy's String Quartet in G minor, staples of the string quartet repertoire, Quartet La Corde will be presenting “Reel to Reel” by recent Dalhousie graduate, Jackson Fairfax-Perry.  

Come see the future of Canadian classical music!

Tickets: $25 Regular, $20 Senior, $12.50 Student

Available at:
Bookmark II Spring Garden Road
Alliance Fran├žaise Halifax Hydrostone

Online : Eventbrite

Or at the door the day of the concert [cash or cheque only].

Monday, March 2, 2015

Reeny Smith at the Rebecca Cohn

Reeny Smith (2012 MATS Award and 2010 Portia White Award) performs in Halifax on 

Thursday, April 2 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Opening the night for Ms. Lisa Fisher & Grand Baton.  

For more information please go to:

or visit Reeny's webstite: