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 the Artemisia Foundation as we support and encourage both 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 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 businesses, schools, or hospitals.
We wish to video and archive all activities so they spread to young people who don’t have access to these fine institutions, and impart why Classical music is so terribly valuable for future generations.
Experience from the heart is priceless. Art restores when humans destroy…let’s fight the good fight.
Art clears the path, without prejudice, without borders, without walls. Art can speak to you by speaking for you.
Tema Blackstone’s rich and varied life in music has grown out of her career as a pianist. 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. As a public speaker, Ms. Blackstone raises awareness of the positive effects of the arts on society, describing how music and medicine reflect and enhance one another. She champions this cause as musician and lecturer wherever she travels, from Boston, New York, Calgary and Toronto to France, Switzerland and China. Her impressive concert career encompasses solo engagements as well as piano duo performances with Hung-Kuan Chen, to whom she is married. The couple also teaches as a team at The Juilliard School in New York.
Ms. Blackstone has made the mentoring and supporting of young pianists her major focus. She co-founded the Millennium 3 Music Recital Series in Boston (1990) and The Connection at Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary, which funded pianists from China and North America in Canada (1999). Since 2012 she has been President of the Artemisia Foundation.
Ms. Blackstone has taught, lectured and performed at such international music festivals as Morningside Music Bridge, the Banff Festival, the annual Shanghai Conservatory Piano Academy and the Mosaic Festival in California, and has been presented by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts. She has judged the Honens International Piano and Steinway Competitions, and has participated in the Perugia and Aspen Festivals.