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Mehta, Zubin

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Conductors

1936 – Born on the 29th of April.

1958 – He made his conducting debut in Vienna.

         – He won the International Conducting Competition in Liverpool and was appointed assistant conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

1960 – He was made Music Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

1962 – Director the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

1969 – The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra appointed Mehta its Music Advisor.

1978 – The New York Philharmonic.

1990 – He conducted the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the first ever Three Tenors concert in Rome.

1994 – Joining the tenors again at the Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles.

         – Mehta performed the Mozart Requiem, along with the members of the Sarajevo Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the ruins of Sarajevo’s National Library.

1998 -He was Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra named him its Honorary Conductor.

1999 – On the 29th of August, he conducted Mahler Symphony No. 2, at the vicinity of Buchenwald concentration camp in the German city of Weimar, with both the Bavarian State Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, sitting alongside each other.

2000 – His brother, Zarin Mehta, was appointed executive director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and is married to Zubin Mehta’s first ex-wife.

2001 – The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.

2005 – On the 26th of December the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Zubin Mehta along with the Bavarian State Orchestra performed for the first time in Chennai at the world famous "Madras Music Academy".

         – He is the main conductor of the new opera house of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències of Valencia.

2006 – In September, the Kennedy Center announced Maestro Mehta as one of the receipients of that year’s Kennedy Center Honors.

2007 – On the 3rd of February, Zubin Mehta was the recipient of the Second Annual Bridgebuilder Award at Loyola Marymount University.