29 October 2013

Zubin Mehta...




Zubin Mehta is an Indian Parsi conductor of Western classical music. He is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Main Conductor for Valencia's opera house. He is also the chief conductor of Florence, Italy's Maggio Musicale festival.

Mehta was born into a Parsi family in Bombay. He initially intended to study medicine, but eventually became a music student in Vienna at the age of 18, under Hans Swarowsky.


Overs the years,he has been the Music Director and Principal Conductor at various Philharmonic including Liverpool, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv, Florence, Munich, Vienna, Valencia and London.

On 26 Dec 2005, the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Mehta and the Bavarian State Orchestra performed for the first time in Chennai at the Madras Music Academy. On 7 Sep 2013, Zubin Mehta appeared with Bavarian State Orchestra at a Special concert named Ehsaas- e- Kashmir organized by German Embassy in India, at historic Mughal Gardens, Srinagar, Kashmir.

He has been the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Tagore Award, Lifetime Achievement Peace and Tolerance Award of the United Nations & Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mehta is an honorary citizen of Italy & Israel, permanent resident of US but retains his Indian citizenship.

In 2007, Austria Post released a stamp honouring him, while in 2006, Croatia released a postmark for his concert. 

- Kenneth Sequeira , Dubai (UAE)

email : kenneth.sequeira@hotmail.com

Club News

image_thumbHonour for philatelist

The Limca Book of Records have recognized three of following collections of noted philatelist & numismatist, Cdr G.Sriramarao of Vishakhapatnam as National Record for 2014 and will be included in their book to be published on 30 June 2014.


1. Musical Post Offices 2. Musical coins 3. Musical currency

They have recognized the three categories separately and issued 3 certificates to Cdr G. Sriramarao.

Musical Post Offices Collection of Shri Ramarao could be viewed at following links :

Musical Post Office Part I

Musical Post Office Part II

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