October 28, 1938 |
|Citizenship||Canada arrived 1962, naturalized 1969|
|Occupation||Performing arts administrator|
|Employer||Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, California|
|Salary||$1 million (2008-9 season)|
|Board member of||Barenboim-Said Foundation, treasurer
Advisory Council, Mehli Mehta Foundation (with Zubin)
|Spouse(s)||m. Carmen Lasky, July 1, 1966|
|Parent(s)||Mehli Mehta and Tehmina Mehta|
|Relatives||Zubin Mehta, brother|
|Awards||Bravo award, Dominican Republic, 1996
Arts Entrepreneurship award, Columbia College, 1997
Dushkin award, Music Institute of Chicago, 1998.
Accountancy prepares one to be able to run very different kinds of businesses, and my background prepared me for the music.
I think in all cultural organizations there has to be renewal. I'm also of a certain age that someone new can come in with a breath of fresh air. Things change, and I think that's important.
I would still like to own and run a restaurant serving Indian food with a good dollop of Parsi cooking – which you can't seem to get anywhere.
I grew up with music very much in my life. I achieved success by combining my training as an accountant with my family upbringing and love of music.
My paternal grandfather Rustom Mehta had a huge influence on me because of his ethics and his values.