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Zubin Mehta Biography & Wiki 2017

Zubin Mehta was born on the 29th April 1936, in Mumbai, India, and is a conductor of Western classical music, best known to the world as the Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the main conductor of Valencia’s opera house. His career started in the late ‘50s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Zubin Mehta is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mehta’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career in the music industry.

Zubin Mehta Net Worth $10 Million

Zubin comes from a musical family of Mehil and Tehmina Mehta. Zubin, as he father was a violinist and conductor of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. Zubin went to St. Mary’s School, located in his hometown, and after matriculation, he enrolled at St. Xavier’s College, also in Mumbai. During his educational years, apart from school, Zubin also attended piano lessons, held by Joseph de Lima. Although he wanted to study medicine, Mehta decided for music, studying under Hans Swarowsky in Vienna.

He used every chance he got in Vienna, and in 1958 made his conducting debut. He soon won his first conducting competition – the International Conducting Competition in Liverpool. Thanks to this success, Zubin became assistant conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Little by little Zubin’s name became more reputable, and in 1960 he became the Music Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, in which position he served for the next seven years, which considerably increased his net worth.

Then from 1962 to 1978 he held the position of Music Director of the orchestra of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 1970 he gave one of his most notable performances, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which was a finale of the legendary 12-hour Beethoven Marathon, held on Beethoven’s 200th birthday.

Thanks to his success, in 1969 he became Music Advisor for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and then in 1977 he became Music Director, only to be named as Director for Life in 1981. After his stint in Los Angeles ended, he became the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the New York Philharmonic.

He continued to expand his influence throughout the world, and in 1985 he served for the first time as the chief conductor of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, and served until 2017 in the position. His next notable enterprise was conducting the 1992 production of Tosca, with Catherine Malfitano in the title role, Plácido Domingo playing Cavaradossi and Ruggero Raimondi as Baron Scarpia. Two years later Zubin was in Sarajevo, Bosnia, performing the Mozart Requiem with the Sarajevo Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, at the ruins of Sarajevo’s National Library. It was a charity concert, and all profit went to the victims of Yugoslav Wars.

In the mid- 2000s he and the Bavarian State Orchestra were in Chennai, for the first time, in the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami concert. In 2011, he performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at The Proms in London; however, the concert was interrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters.

Most recently, Zubin performed with Vienna Philharmonic on the 29th April 2016 for his 80th birthday,y in the “Golden Hall” of Vienna’s Musikverein. It was an all-Beethoven concert.

Thanks to his successful career, Zubin has received numerous prestigious awards and accolades, including an honorary doctorate from Sir George Williams University, now Concordia University, then in 1991 a special prize in recognition of his unique devotion to Israel and to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, given by the State of Israel. Furthermore, in 1999 he received the Lifetime Achievement Peace and Tolerance Award of the United Nations, while in 2001 he received India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan. In 2006 he was honored by Kennedy Center Honors, while in 2013 President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented Mehta with the Tagore Award for his outstanding contribution towards cultural harmony.

Regarding his personal life, Zubin has been married to film and television actress Nancy Kovack since 1969. Previously, he was married to Carmen Lasky from 1958 until 1964; the couple has two children together.

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Zubin Mehta Quick Facts

Birth date: April 29, 1936
Birth place: Bombay, India
Profession:Music Department, Soundtrack, Actor
Education:University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, St. Xavier's College-Autonomous, Mumbai, St. Mary's School, Mumbai
Nationality:American, Indian
Spouse:Nancy Kovack (m. 1969), Carmen Lasky (m. 1958–1964)
Children:Mervon Mehta and Zarina Mehta
Parents:Mehli Mehta, Tehmina Mehta
Siblings:Zarin Mehta
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Zubin Mehta Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1600 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on March 1, 2011.
2Has been Music Director for Life of the Israel Philhamonic Orchestra since 1981.
3The Muppet Show (1976) character Zubin Beckmesser is named after him.
4Is mentioned in Frank Zappa's song "Billy the Mountain".
5Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera from 1998 - 2006.
6Good friends with Daniel Barenboim and his former wife, the late Jacqueline du Pré.
7Former conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
8Awarded Kennedy Center Honors in 2006, with Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Steven Spielberg and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
9His ex-wife, Carmen Lasky, is married to his brother, Zarin Mehta.
10Father of Mervon Mehta (aka Merwin Mehta) (born 1959) and Zarina Mehta (born 1961). Uncle of Rohanna Mehta.
11When the conductor moved to Los Angeles in 1974, he bought actor Steve McQueen's former Brentwood home for $400,000.
12Alumnus of St. Mary's School, Mumbai and St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.


Zubin Mehta Quotes

#Quote
1[on Jack Benny] Throughout Jack's violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl, the audience was glued to their seats. That was the only way he could get them to sit down.


Zubin Mehta Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn 1 March 2011. At 1600 Vine Street.
2006Kennedy Center HonorsThe Kennedy Center Honors
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Music-Dance ProgramLa traviata (2000)· Rada Rassimov (executive producer)
· Paola Megas (executive producer)
· Jac Venza (executive producer)
· Andrea Andermann (producer)
· John Walker (producer)
· David Horn (producer)
· Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (director)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsTosca: In the Settings and at the Times of Tosca (1992)· Rada Rassimov (executive producer)
· Andrea Andermann (producer)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in the Performing Arts - PerformersZubin and the I.P.O. (1983)

Zubin Mehta Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)· John Goberman (producer)
· Marc Bauman (coordinating producer)
· Kathleen Battle (star)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)· John Goberman (producer)
· Richard Baker (coordinating producer)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)· John Goberman (producer)
· James Galway (host)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)· John Goberman (producer)
· Itzhak Perlman (star)
· Pinchas Zukerman (star)
· Isaac Stern (star)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Special ClassThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1980)· Nick Perito (music director)
· Michael Tilson Thomas (guest conductor)
· Alan Barker (guest conductor)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music DirectionLive from Lincoln Center (1976)
1969Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety or Musical ProgramNET Festival (1966)· Robert Foshko (producer)


Zubin Mehta Filmography

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker2015TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Rigoletto a Mantova2010TV Movie conductor
Die Walküre2009/ITV Movie conductor
La forza del destino2008TV Movie conductor
Das Rheingold2007TV Movie conductor
Great Performances1999-2007TV Series conductor - 3 episodes
La forza del destino2007TV Movie conductor
Fidelio2006TV Movie conductor
Falstaff2006/IITV Movie conductor
Die Entführung aus dem Serail2002TV Movie conductor
La traviata2000TV Movie conductor
Carmina burana1998TV Movie conductor
Tristan und Isolde1998TV Movie conductor
Great Composers1997TV Series documentary conducted by - 1 episode
Mozart: The Requiem from Sarajevo1994TV Special documentary conductor
Tannhäuser1994TV Movie conductor
The 3 Tenors in Concert 19941994TV Special conductor
Tosca: In the Settings and at the Times of Tosca1992TV Movie conductor
Herzsprung1992conductor
Carmen by Georges Bizet1991TV Movie conductor
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert1990TV Movie documentary conductor
War and Love1985musical director
Live from Lincoln Center1981TV Series music director - 1 episode
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1980TV Special guest conductor
Fidelio1979conductor
La Fanciulla del West1977TV Movie conductor
The Astrologer1975/IIconductor: title music
Die Entführung aus dem Serail1967TV Movie conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing2016performer: "Nessun dorma! Turandot, Act 3"
I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster2007performer: "He loves and she loves"
Grand Theft Auto 32001Video Game performer: "Non più andrai farfallone amoroso"
The Mirror Has Two Faces1996performer: "Nessun Dorma"
Fearless1993performer: "Concerto No.5 in E Flat for Piano and Orchestra" - as Zubin Meta
Strictly Ballroom1992performer: "The Blue Danube Waltz"
Fear, Anxiety & Depression1989performer: "Rienzi Overture"
The Witches of Eastwick1987performer: "Nessun Dorma"
Castaway1986performer: "NESSUM DORMA aria from Turandot"
Manhattan1979music: "Rhapsody in Blue" 1924, "Love Is Sweeping the Country" 1931, "Land of the Gay Caballero" 1930, "Sweet and Low Down" 1927, "I've Got a Crush on You" 1930, "Do-Do-Do" 1926, "S'Wonderful" 1927, "Oh, Lady Be Good" 1924, "Strike Up the Band" 1927, "Embraceable You" 1930 / performer: "Rhapsody in Blue" 1924

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ek tha Bhujang2015Shunty Sir
Wie es ihr gefällt - Cheryl Studer, eine amerikanische Sopranistin1996TV Movie
Live from Lincoln Center1977-1983TV SeriesConductor

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2001TV Series executive director - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor1987TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Live from Lincoln Center1978-1987TV SeriesHimself - Conductor / Himself / Himself (conductor)
Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening1987TV MovieHimself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The Orchestra1985TV SeriesHimself
Zubin and the I.P.O.1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Studio 8H: Caruso Remembered1982TV SpecialHimself - Conductor
Today1978-1982TV SeriesHimself
Das Musik-Porträt1981TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1980TV SpecialHimself
Live from Studio 8H: A Tribute to Toscanini1980TV Special documentaryHimself - Host / Conductor
Fidelio1979Himself - Le chef d'orchestre
Horowitz: Live!1978TV MovieHimself
The Stars Salute Israel at 301978TV MovieHimself
The Lively Arts1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1974TV SeriesHimself
The Bolero1973Short documentaryHimself - Conductor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself
Musik zum Ansehen1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Switched-On Symphony1970TV SpecialHimself - Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
NET Festival1968TV Series documentaryHimself - Conductor, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Die Entführung aus dem Serail1967TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Festival of Arts1962TV SeriesHimself
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan1962TV Movie documentaryHimself (conductor)
Stars in der Manege1959TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
¡Atención obras!2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Oh du mein Österreich2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sommernachtskonzert Schönbrunn2015TV SeriesHimself - Conductor
Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker2007-2015TV SeriesDirigent / Conductor
Charlie Rose2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Orchestra of Exiles2012DocumentaryHimself
Pau Casals, l'home que va fer sentir el silenci2012TV MovieHimself
David Garrett Playing for My Life2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wiem, skad jestem2011DocumentaryHimself
Live from Jerusalem: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Live with Zubin Mehta Featuring Renée Fleming and Joseph Calleja2011Himself
Aida2011TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Rigoletto a Mantova2010TV MovieHimself - Coductor
Imagine2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Conductor
Götterdammerung2009TV MovieHimself - Conductor
La forza del destino2008TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Siegfried2008TV MovieHimself / Conductor
Das Rheingold2007TV MovieHimself - Conductor
La forza del destino2007TV MovieHimself - Conductor
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2006TV SpecialHimself
Fidelio2006TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Falstaff2006/IITV MovieHimself - Direttore
Great Conversations in Music2005TV SeriesConductor
Caballé, más allá de la música2003DocumentaryHimself
Boulevard Bio2003TV SeriesHimself
Art That Shook the World2002TV Series documentary
Die Entführung aus dem Serail2002TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Rostropovich at 752002TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Wings of Fire2001Himself
The Turandot Project2000DocumentaryHimself - Conductor
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances1981-1999TV SeriesHimself - Conductor / Himself
Carmina burana1998TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Claudio Abbado: Die Stille nach der Musik1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
In Rehearsal: Zubin Mehta with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Conductor
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Mozart: The Requiem from Sarajevo1994TV Special documentaryHimself - Conductor
The 3 Tenors in Concert 19941994TV SpecialConductor
The Vision: The Making of the 'Three Tenors in Concert'1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tosca: In the Settings and at the Times of Tosca1992TV MovieHimself - Direttore d'orchestra
Carmen by Georges Bizet1991TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Carnegie Hall: Live at 1001990TV Movie documentaryHimself (conductor)
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Conductor
American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia1990TV MovieHimself
Mahler's Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' at Masada1989TV Special documentaryConductor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Banda sonora2012TV SeriesHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Remembering Jacqueline du Pré1994Video documentaryHimself

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