Music isn’t a form of entertainment, it’s a lifeline. For Vijay Gupta, all art is a kind of soul-metabolism: a way of transforming pain, grief and trauma into something which nourishes.
ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER
Gupta is a celebrated violinist, curator and music director, performing as an international recitalist, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician for over 20 years. Gupta served as a member of the first violin section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 12 years, and was the 2023 Artist in Residence at Music Worcester. He is a founding member of the Darshan Piano Trio, and is a member of Tesserae Baroque. A dynamic recording artist, Gupta’s critically acclaimed discography includes an array of chamber music and solo works.
The founder and Artistic Director of “Street Symphony,” a nationally recognized pioneer in creating musical experiences for people in reentry from homelessness, addiction, and incarceration, Gupta believes that the transformation brought on by music is a “two-way symphony”: a pathway to mutual healing.
A riveting speaker, Gupta has shared his work and music with dozens of corporations, campuses, conferences and communities across America over the past 10 years, including The Richmond Forum, The Aspen Institute, Hallmark, Accenture, Mayo Clinic, US Psychiatric Congress, American Planning Association, and the League of American Orchestras, just to name a few. His TED talks have garnered millions of views.