Happy Birthday Maestro Mehta!
The Music Director is 83 year-old today, as he is born in Bombay on 29 April 1936.
In his career he served as conductor of the Montreal Symphony, LA Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera and the Bavarian State Opera – and is currently the Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic and the Conductor Emeritus of the LA Philharmonic. Since 1985, he has also been chief conductor of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy, and, since 2016, Honorary Conductor of the Teatro San Carlo, Naples.
He is an honorary citizen of both Florence and Tel Aviv.
In his career Zubin Mehta has won a Premium Imperiale and a Wolf Prize in Arts.