Zubin Mehta

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Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
India

About

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's Music Director for Life. He was known for his mastery of western classical music. He collaborated on the production of the Puccini opera "Turandot" with Chinese film director Zhang Yimou in 1997 and 1998.

Before Fame

He was originally going to study medicine but opted instead to become a music student in Vienna.

Trivia

He served as conductor of the Vienna New Year's Concert several times, including 1990, 1995, 1998, and 2007.

Family Life

He married Canadian soprano Carmen Lasky in 1958, and they divorced in 1964. He then married film and TV actress Nancy Kovack in 1969.

Associated With

He and Ravi Shankar collaborated on a recording of Shankar's "Sitar Concerto No. 2" with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.