ABOUT THE ARTEMISIA FOUNDATION
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If you are curious, dive in and pass it on! Inspiration is the catalyst. Join the conversation and discover Artemisia as we support and encourage artists that are young and those that are established, dedicated, full of ideas, energy, and experience.
We must fight for great art to be a true part of the fabric of American life. With your help and insight, artists cross boundaries, across every part of the world, and complete the human experience.
Please join our family, champion one of these young pianists, and help us to come to you. Whether it be in business, schools, or hospitals.
We wish to video and archive all activities so they spread through YouTube to all young people who don’t have access to these fine institutions and impart the highest level of artistic endeavors and impart why Classical music is so terribly valuable and need to be heard and kept for the next generation. Audiences look to art as a kind of restorative because if they see in it something of themselves, of their consciousness, perhaps as a nation, a group, or as individuals. Art clears the path, without prejudice, without borders, without walls.
Art can speak to you by speaking for you.
Tema Blackstone has made the mentoring and supporting of young pianists a major focus. Her influential work encompasses advocacy of music and musicians as a force for personal and societal well-being, and the passing on of the legacy of great music to new generations. Since 2012 she has been President of the Artemisia Foundation.
Ms. Blackstone is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard’s Pre-College division in New York. She has has taught, lectured and performed at international music festivals and judged the Honens International Piano and Steinway Competitions. Blackstone earned her Master’s degree in Performance at Boston University and served as Chair of the Piano Department at Mount Royal University in Canada from 1999 to 2006. She has been on the faculty of New England Conservatory’s preparatory division and the Walnut Hill School in Boston, and has lectured and taught at Shanghai Conservatory since 2005. She assists Hung-Kuan Chen in the College Division and together, they have taught and coached hundreds of young pianists, including such notable performers as Yuja Wang, Sean Chen, Niu Niu, Maxim Lando, and Lukas Vondracek.
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