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Robert Gupta
When Robert Gupta was 8 years old, he sent a letter to Oprah to tell her about his passion for the violin. "Someday I would like to play for you, if you want me to," he wrote.

After playing for Oprah, Robert went on to perform around the world and earned an undergraduate and master's degree—all by the age of 19.

Robert was on his way to becoming a doctor when he realized his true passion was not medicine, but music. Today, at 23 years old, Robert has the distinguished honor of playing "first violin" for the world-famous Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Published on March 01, 2011

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