Robert Vijay Gupta (born in 1987) is an American Violinist, Social Justice Advocate, and Speaker from Walden, New York. At the age of 19, he joined the LA Philharmonic. Later, in 2011, Vijay co-founded “Street Symphony” as a TED Senior Fellow. It is an organization that performs for the homeless people.
Furthermore, the 31-year-old violinist joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in June 2007. Gupta made his solo debut in Tel Aviv with the “Israel Philharmonic Orchestra” under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta. In fact, he was just eleven years old at that time.
Vijay performed in many events like New York Philharmonic, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he frequently appears on the Philharmonic’s Chamber Music and Green Umbrella new music series.
The violinist also led the Los Angeles Opera as concertmaster in 2010. Recently, on 4 October 2018, Robert was among the list of 25 people who awarded fellowship of $650,000 USD. This award was given by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
This organization provides people who have shown outstanding talent to help society since 1981. The artistic director of “Street Symphony” has performed at homeless shelters, jails, and halfway houses for about eight years.
Early Life, Age, Parents & Siblings
The violinist was born in 1987 in Walden, New York, USA. Therefore, Vijay Gupta’s age is Thirty-One (31) years old, as of 2018. His father “Vivek Gupta” worked as a travel agent and Vijay’s mother “Chandana” was a bank teller. His parents immigrated to the United States from India.
Furthermore, the violinist also has a younger brother named “Akshar Gupta”. He is also a is a classically trained pianist. At a very young age, Gupta’s parents took him to the music teacher.
At the age of 6, the artist audition at the Juilliard School’s pre-college program. Due to his passion for music, Robert’s school failed him in 6th grade due to lack of attendance.
Later his mother quits her job and Vijay enrolled at the Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. Moreover, he also joined the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music.
Gupta received a Master’s degree in Music from the Yale University. Earlier, he a Bachelor’s degree in premedical biology from the Marist College. As of his relationship, he never disclosed any information about his girlfriend on the internet.
Vijay Gupta Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Parents, Net worth, Children, Height, Weight, Spouse & More
|Personal Life Information|
|Full Birth Name||Robert Vijay Gupta.|
|Working As||1. Violinist.
2. Social Justice Advocate.
|Age||Thirty-One (31) years old (As of 2018).|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1987.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Walden, New York, USA.|
|Citizenship||The United States.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||N/A|
|Current Residence||Los Angeles, California, USA.|
|Famous For||1. Play Violin for homeless people.
2. Among 25 people in "The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation" list who received $625,000 USD.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 89 Kg.
Pounds: 196 lbs.
|Biceps Size||16.5 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||44-36-42.|
|Shoe Size (US)||9.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Vivek Gupta.
Mother: Chandana Gupta.
|Siblings||Brother: Akshar Gupta.|
|Vijay Gupta Wife & Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not Found.|
|Girlfriend (Fiancee)||Will update.|
|Highest Qualification||Post Graduate.|
|School||Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music.|
|College/University||1. Yale University.
2. Marist College.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Chris Evans.
Actress: Dakota Johnson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Listening to music, Playing Violin, and Traveling.
|Favorite Dishes||Italian Food.|
|Vijay Gupta Net worth|
|Net Asset||Approx. $800,000 US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Will update soon.|
|Official Website||Not Available.
Facts about the Violinist Who Perform for Homeless
- Gupta was once accepted as a research assistant position at Hunter College. Also, he studied spinal cord repair.
- After his graduation degree, the violinist accepted at Harvard University as a research position.
- Furthermore, he studied Parkinson’s disease and the effects of pollution on the brain.
- As of 2018, the estimated Net worth of Vijay Gupta is $800,000 US Dollar.
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- The 31-year-old violinist is also in high demand as a public speaker and motivator.
- Moreover, the artist also passionate about education and outreach.
- Gupta also featured in several articles by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.