Robert Vijay Gupta is an Indian-American violinist and musical activist, and a 2011 TED Senior Fellow. At 24, Gupta is currently the youngest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and directs Street Symphony, a non-profit organization bringing free music performances to mentally ill individuals living within homelessness and incarceration. Gupta has performed as a soloist and recitalist around the world since the age of 8, but obtained an undergraduate in Biology at 17 and a Master's in Music from Yale at 19, after working in several neuroscience laboratories studying Parkinson's Disease and neurodegenerative biology.
Music and the brain, education, great old (and new) violins, collaboration, social sciences, lamb curry.
Music is medicine.
Late Beethoven string quartets, neurocircuitry, sriracha.
cooking a really tasty lamb curry.
Proud to be a Senior TED Fellow!
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