Music that heals where conventional medicine fails – violinist Robert Gupta at TED MED

Clearly it’s a combination of talend (well nurtured) and commitment that makes a world of difference. Here’s a presentation that is bound to inspire aspiring musicians, teachers and doctors irrespective of their cultural roots:  

When Robert Gupta was caught between a career as a doctor and as a violinist, he realized his place was in the middle, with a bow in his hand and a sense of social justice in his heart. He tells a moving story of society’s marginalized and the power of music therapy, which can succeed where conventional medicine fails.

Violinist Robert Gupta joined the LA Philharmonic at the age of 19 — and maintains a passionate parallel interest in neurobiology and mental health issues. He’s a TED Senior Fellow.

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