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Robert Gupta + Joshua Roman:
On violin and cello, "Passacaglia"

TED2011 · 9:21 · Filmed Mar 2011

It's a master class in collaboration as violinist Robert Gupta and cellist Joshua Roman perform Halvorsen's "Passacaglia" for violin and viola. Roman takes the viola part on his Stradivarius cello. It's powerful to watch the two musicians connect moment to moment (and recover from a mid-performance hiccup). The two are both TED Fellows, and their deep connection powers this sparkling duet.

Violinist
Violinist Robert Gupta joined the LA Philharmonic at the age of 19 — and maintains a passionate parallel interest in neurobiology and mental health issues. He's a TED Senior Fellow. Full bio
Cellist
Joshua Roman, a TED Fellow, is an independent-minded cellist. Full bio