MacArthur Fellow

Providing musical enrichment and valuable human connection to the homeless, incarcerated, and other under-resourced communities in Los Angeles


Vijay Gupta

Violinist. Speaker. Advocate.

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Gupta…is one of the most radical thinkers in the unradical world of American classical music. With Street Symphony, he has created a formidable new model for how musical institutions should engage with the world around them. – Alex Ross, The New Yorker

Handel's 'Messiah,' on Skid Row

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Vijay Gupta is represented as a speaker by the Lavin Agency.

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June 28, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Oregon Bach Festival

Eugene, Oregon

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Vijay Gupta is a violinist and social justice advocate.

An esteemed performer, communicator, and citizen-artist, Gupta is a leading advocate for the role of the arts and music to heal, inspire, provoke change, and foster social connection. Gupta is the founder and Artistic Director of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization providing musical engagement, dialogue and teaching artistry for homeless and incarcerated communities in Los Angeles.

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Violinist Vijay Gupta Shares Street Symphony’s Ability To Change Lives

My conversation with 90.3 WCPN ideastream in advance of my visit to speak at Cleveland State University this week. Excited to be performing with..

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Just announced! Very excited to be part of the 19/20 Music:Chamber series at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and to be in..

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