Zubin Mehta was awarded the The Dan David Prize for the Present Time Dimension, which this year was dedicated to Contemporary Music.
Zubin Mehta, who is one of the world’s leading conductors, was born into a Parsee family in April 1936. He is the son of Mehli Mehta, a violinist, who founded the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. He was Music Director of the New York Philharmonic for 13 years – the longest any one has ever held this position. While there, Mehta conducted more than a thousand concerts, 800 works, 30 world premieres, and offered debut performances to more than 400 soloists.