Vijay Gupta

Violinist | Speaker | Citizen Artist

Events

June 25
Featured Speaker at Association for Schools and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Virtual Conference
July 13
Keynote Speaker at American Organization for Nursing Leadership Virtual Conference
July 28 - August 8
Residency at the Strings Festival (Steamboat Springs, CO)
ABOUT VIJAY

Vijay Gupta is a violinist, speaker and citizen-artist dedicated to creating spaces of wholeness through music.

On Social

Street Symphony’s Cantata
June 26th, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Vijay Gupta -, from Street Symphony
Extended an invitation to UVP Members
We were all honored and overjoyed
To attend this spectacular event.
But appreciatively knew we
Would not only be

Supporting... Street Symphony
We would also, graciously be
Honoring one of our own Linda Leigh
We’ll… we don’t own Linda, for she’s
An integral part, of Street Symphony
Texas, L. A., & our Skid Row Community

We all were generously treated
Tina free meal and drinks at the
@Mercado MarkMercado Market on 3650 36th Street
In L.A. and as you can easily see
It was a glorious, fantastical treat

The vibrant colors were alive and bright
God’s majestic sunlight was a magical
Rapturous Spectacularizational sight
Everything shimmering supernaturally
A sight o behold, diamonds in daylight

Enjoy! ~ Much Love ❤️ Iron Donato

Check out the incredible work Vijay Gupta - Violinist and Street Symphony is currently doing in Los Angeles!
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"Street Symphony is an organization bringing professional musicians to clinics, homeless shelters and jails clustered in and around one of the most devastating ...concentrations of urban poverty in the United States."
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Hear Vijay on July 17 & 18 at the CMNW Summer Concert "Eastern influences" at Portland State University Lincoln Performance Hall or Reed College Kaul Auditorium. For more info visit https://bit.ly/3NmGWrK

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Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to...

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A bit of gentleness in the face of doubt.

I’m about to give the opening keynote off the Music Teacher’s Association of California annual conference. My heart is racing. Adrenaline creeps in, with its tendrils of doubt. I turn to vulnerable practice as I’m about to give a keynote ...on vulnerable practice, and how that practice shapes or identity in dialogue and relationship.

I am nervous. Yes. I still get nervous, even giving a talk and performance I’ve given hundreds of times. The Medusa heads of self judgment creep in, especially when I’m not well rested, when I haven’t yet worked out - like today’s talk.

So I turned to the technique of practice, to ground myself. Practice helps me literally hold the reins of my adrenaline. I can think about small, manageable things in my control. Like my bow stroke. Like my intonation. Like the cleanliness of my attack.

Practice softens and grounds us and who we are. Practice opens us to the wider possibility of someone we yet can’t imagine becoming. Practice prepares us for change.

Wish me luck, friends.

#practice #change #solo #violin #bach

A bit of gentleness in the face of doubt.

I’m about to give the opening keynote of the Music Teacher’s Association of California annual conference. My heart is racing. Adrenaline creeps in, with its tendrils of doubt. I turn to vulnerable practice as I’m about to give a keynote ...on vulnerable practice, and how that practice shapes or identity in dialogue and relationship.

I am nervous. Yes. I still get nervous, even giving a talk and performance I’ve given hundreds of times. The Medusa heads of self judgment creep in, especially when I’m not well rested, when I haven’t yet worked out - like today’s talk.

So I turned to the technique of practice, to ground myself. Practice helps me literally hold the reins of my adrenaline. I can think about small, manageable things in my control. Like my bow stroke. Like my intonation. Like the cleanliness of my attack.

Practice softens and grounds us and who we are. Practice opens us to the wider possibility of someone we yet can’t imagine becoming. Practice prepares us for change.

Wish me luck, friends.

#practice #change #solo #violin #bach

A love letter to the planet, on this longest day of the year: the practice of making art is both a mirror and a lens. When we look into the mirror of our practice, we see our highest selves manifested in our aspirations and visions. Who will we be, when we strive for our highest selves?

...And the art-making, then, is also a lens, a way of seeing through our practice to engage and understand the world. The mirror and lens, together, create a mutual and reciprocal "seeing" of ourselves.

Pärt's Spiegel Im Spiegel (Mirror in The Mirror) is a moment of transcendent reflection - especially important on this longest day of the year - a way of seeing who we are, and who we want to be.

A few months ago, Chester Englander (@multipercussive) and I recorded a program we presented at The Wende Museum (@wendemuseum) with @louisngmusic of @lensonproductions and we're really delighted to share this music with all of you.

#violin #cimbalom #newmusic #percussion #strings #arrangement #music #musicmatters #duo #avantgarde #coldwar #museum #musicvideo

A love letter to the planet, on this longest day of the year: the practice of making art is both a mirror and a lens. When we look into the mirror of our practice, we see our highest selves manifested in our aspirations and visions. Who will we be, when we strive for our highest selves?

...And the art-making, then, is also a lens, a way of seeing through our practice to engage and understand the world. The mirror and lens, together, create a mutual and reciprocal "seeing" of ourselves.

Pärt's Spiegel Im Spiegel (Mirror in The Mirror) is a moment of transcendent reflection - especially important on this longest day of the year - a way of seeing who we are, and who we want to be.

A few months ago, Chester Englander (@multipercussive) and I recorded a program we presented at The Wende Museum (@wendemuseum) with @louisngmusic of @lensonproductions and we're really delighted to share this music with all of you.

#violin #cimbalom #newmusic #percussion #strings #arrangement #music #musicmatters #duo #avantgarde #coldwar #museum #musicvideo

A love letter to the planet, on this longest day of the year: the practice of making art is both a mirror and a lens. When we look into the mirror of our practice, we see our highest selves manifested in our aspirations and visions. Who will we be, when we strive for our highest selves?

...And the art-making, then, is also a lens, a way of seeing through our practice to engage and understand the world. The mirror and lens, together, create a mutual and reciprocal "seeing" of ourselves.

Pärt's Spiegel Im Spiegel (Mirror in The Mirror) is a moment of transcendent reflection - especially important on this longest day of the year - a way of seeing who we are, and who we want to be.

A few months ago, Chester Englander and I recorded a program we presented at The Wende Museum with Louis Ng of Lenson Productions, and we're really delighted to share this music with all of you.

https://youtu.be/sqUziifkwZ8

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Spiegel im Spiegel: Arvo Pärt - Chester Englander (cimbalom) and Vijay Gupta (violin)

Arvo Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirrors in the Mirror), arranged for Cimbalom and Violin. Recorded at the Wende Museum in Culver City, California -...

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