|Occupation||Musical director and conductor|
|Known for||Directing and conducting:|
Montreal Symphony Orchestra;
Los Angeles Philharmonic;
New York Philharmonic;
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
(m. 1958; div. 1964)
Nancy Kovack (m. 1969)
|Relatives||Zarin Mehta (brother)|
Career[change | change source]
Mehta was Music Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra from 1961 to 1967, and Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1962 to 1978, being the youngest music director ever for any major North American orchestra. In 1969, he was appointed Music Adviser to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1981 Mehta became its permanent Music Director for Life.
In December 2016, the Israel Philharmonic announced that Mehta is to retire from his permanent position as music director in October 2019.
Awards[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "La Repubblica, 13 April 2015". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Zubin Mehta announces retirement from Israel Philharmonic". Jerusalem Post. 2016-12-26. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
- "Padma Awards". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology). Retrieved 16 May 2009.