New Classical Featured Artist – 08/16/21 – 08/29/21
In this week’s New Classical channel we are excited to feature conductor, Eun Sun Kim. She is the first Asian woman conductor to lead an American opera company. As of August 1, 2021, Eun Sun Kim is the Music Director of the San Francisco Opera. A native of Seoul, Kim studied composition and conducting and later continued her studies in Stuttgart where she graduated with distinction. After graduating she went on to win First Prize in the International Jesús López-Cobos Opera Conducting Competition at the Teatro Real. Since that accomplishment, her career has taken off. Some of her first professional conducting debuts in the United States were with the Cincinnati Symphony in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem and with the Houston Grand Opera in a performance of La Traviata. After her Houston Grand Opera debut, she was given the title of Principal Guest Conductor.
Connect with Classical Music Indy’s New Classical channel to hear recordings led by Eun Sun Kim.
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