Karah Son, soprano graduated at the Yonsei University in Seoul, her native town. She then completed her musical education graduating from the Vivaldi Music Conservatory in Novara (Italy) and attending the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan under the guidance of Mirella Freni.
She distinguished herself in numerous international competitions such as Special Prize at the Manfredi international competition in Manfredonia (Italy); first prize at the national competition organized by Korea Joongang Daily; first prize at the "Vissi D'Arte" international competition in Milan; In 2007, she also won the prestigious Nicolai Ghiaurov scholarship.
She made her debut in 1997 singing Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro at the National Theater in Seoul. She has since performed roles such as Mimì in La Bohème at the Teatro Cristallo in Bergamo and in Milan, Liù in Turandot at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Teatro Comunale in Bologna and Nancy. Other roles include Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Madama Butterfly in Korea, in Tampere, Finland, Leipzig and Warsaw. She also sang Aida in Korea and in Halle, Germany. Karah Son will soon be performing the role of Cio-Cio San at Glyndebourne.