Biography

Conductor

EUN SUN KIM is the Caroline H. Hume Music Director of San Francisco Opera. She made her company debut conducting Rusalka in 2019. Her presence in North America was first established with performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem with the Cincinnati Symphony and La traviata with Houston Grand Opera, with the latter earning her an appointment as Principal Guest Conductor.
 
Ms. Kim’s recent engagements include the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and Seattle Symphony. A regular guest conductor at European opera houses, she maintains a particularly close connection with the Berlin State Opera.
 
Ms. Kim studied composition and conducting in her hometown of Seoul before continuing her studies in Stuttgart, where she graduated with distinction. Directly after graduation, she was awarded First Prize in the International Jesús López- Cobos Opera Conducting Competition at the Teatro Real.