Thursday, October 3, 2019

Jennifer King Plays Piano for the Ongoing NSTT Pop Up Series

Past recipient, Jennifer King adds her piano virtuosity to the NS Talent Trust Pop Up Series celebrating our 75th Anniversary in New Glasgow. 

Jive Photographic 

Oct 10, 1:30 p.m.
Trinity United Church
151 Temperance Street, 
New Glasgow

Free and open to the public. 


Jennifer King on the NS Talent Trust:

“The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is a wonderfully unique organization that continues to support my career. I first applied to Talent Trust while working on a Masters’ degree at McGill University in the early 90’s. The Trust gave me money towards my tuition and then later for a three-week summer program at Kneisal Hall Chamber Music School in Blue Hill, Maine. Both these experiences opened up my musical scope and helped me to “spread my wings” outside of Nova Scotia. This support helped my confidence in applications for many more schools for study, grants, and other learning opportunities.

While teaching at Acadia University I encouraged many students to apply, writing countless reference letters and playing for audition recordings. I have witnessed many young artists of many disciplines pursuing their dreams with success, as the feeling of support from “home” is an invaluable gift. One of these artists includes my own daughter.

To this day I collaborate with many musicians, artists and dancers and we always take great pleasure in having the shared bond of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. I feel very fortunate to have been chosen as a pop-up artist for the 75th Anniversary and wish the Trust continued success for the coming years in helping artistic youth launch their dreams and passions.”

We thank scholarship recipient Jennifer King for participating in our celebrations, Ardith Haley for opening doors, and Stephen Hartlen in New Glasgow and Monica MacNeil in Sydney for organizing and hosting the events.

The 75th anniversary activities are supported by the province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, The Craig Foundation, Canadian Federation of Musicians, and Margaret and David Fountain.

Biography

Nova Scotia’s Jennifer King is a versatile pianist who is at home as a soloist or collaborator. She has established herself as a sought-after performer and recording artist in the region. Jennifer’s recording, O Mistress Moon, was nominated for both the ECMA and Music Nova Scotia Classical Album of the Year for 2019. Her second recording, Doolittle: Minute √Čtudes “Excerpts” (Live) was released in August of 2019 and a new video is now available on You Tube. Jennifer has a Master of Music in performance from McGill and post-graduate diplomas from University of Reading and Royal Academy of Music in London. She has received numerous prestigious awards including scholarships from the Nova Scotia’s Talent Trust. 


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