Quotes by: Zubin Mehta

I knew at university that medicine was just not for me. I saved many lives by not being a doctor!
Zubin Mehta
I have been to Kashmir many times, especially with my family, in the '70s.
Zubin Mehta
You might say that Richard Wagner was the Queen Victoria of Europe. He had musical children everywhere!
Zubin Mehta
American musicians are very giving - they have the highest standard in the world - but they are also very demanding in their conditions.
Zubin Mehta
I sometimes feel it is to my disadvantage that I have not conducted the Cleveland Orchestra or the Boston or Chicago symphonies, but then I have had to sacrifice something in order to have enough time with my orchestras.
Zubin Mehta
It seems always to have been difficult to have been a New York Philharmonic conductor because of the nature of New York. We are in direct competition with the great orchestras in the world who come to play in our hall or in Carnegie, and we are constantly compared. I think that 's a good thing.
Zubin Mehta
My parents had chosen the medical profession for me. I even studied a few semesters at St Xavier's College, but at the back of my mind, I always wanted to be a musician like my father.
Zubin Mehta
I am often critical of Israel's policies when in the country, but then feel defensive of them when overseas.
Zubin Mehta
The private sector is growing so incredibly in India, in every city you have industries for whom building a concert hall would be nothing financially. But they just don't do it.
Zubin Mehta
My father was a trained accountant, a BCom from Sydenham College and a self-taught violinist. In the 1920s, when he was in his teens, he heard a great violinist, Jascha Heifetz, and he was so inspired listening to him that he bought himself a violin, and with a little help from an Italian teacher, he learned to play it.
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Citizens of India, Pakistan, and Kashmir need to come together and make music.
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Though there is such a rich tradition of culture and arts, I have never been invited to perform at a concert in South India.
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I feel growing up in Mumbai is an advantage, as we grow up speaking so many languages that when we go abroad, it becomes easier to learn new languages.
Zubin Mehta
There are certainly talented instrumentalists coming from India. I see them performing all over the world.
Zubin Mehta

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