Zubin Mehta Announces Retirement from Israel Phil After Almost 1/2 Century

Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta has announced he is set to retire as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic - effective from October 2019

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Zubin Mehta Israel Philharmonic

Legendary Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta has today announced he is set to retire as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – effective from October 2019.

Maestro Mehta, who turned 80 in April of this year, first conducted the ensemble in 1961 – and has served as Music Director since 1978.

Throughout his 6 decade career, he has also previously served as Music Director of the Montreal Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic.

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