Vijay Gupta

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American violinist

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According to Wikipedia, Robert Vijay Gupta is a violinist, and advocate for social justice. He is a 2018 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Grant. Early life Vijay Gupta was born in 1987 and grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York, near Poughkeepsie. His parents had immigrated from Bengal, India in the 1970s. At age 7 Gupta enrolled in the pre-college program at the Juilliard School and age 11 he performed solo for the first time with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He toured internationally as a soloist and recitalist, performing across the United States, India, Europe and Japan. He enrolled in undergraduate studies at Mount Saint Mary College in New York at age 13, initiating coursework towards a degree in pre-medical biology. At 15, he started a 2nd undergraduate degree in violin performance at the Manhattan School of Music, studying under the then concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow. At 17 he earned a BA from Marist College, in biology. He earned an M.M. in 2007 from Yale University. Gupta held neurobiology research internships at CUNY Hunter College and Harvard, in a medical lab. He won his first orchestral audition and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007, when he was 19 years old.

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