Introducing TED Fellow: Robert Gupta

Robert Gupta made his solo violin debut in Tel Aviv with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He was eleven. Then, having received his master’s degree from Yale, he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in June 2007, when he was 19 years old. Gupta combines his passion for music with an interest in medicine and biology, and recently spent time at the Harvard Institutes of Medicine Center for Neurologic Diseases, where he studied the biochemical pathology of Parkinson’s disease.

How exactly do you plan to change the world?

Through Music; this performance art has the singular and unique power to not only reach our deepest emotional core and move us, but music serves as physical and psychological medicine, as an educational guide and a social glue. As we discover more about the human brain, we uncover more miracles about music’s affect on us; music gives us hope and channels our imagination and dreams. Music changes the lives of young people, and above all, right now, our young people, our world, needs music.
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