Karah Son graduated in Voice at the Yonsei University in Seoul, her native town. She then completed her 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. Son has distinguished herself in numerous international competitions, like first prize at the national competition organized by Korea Joongang Daily, first prize at the "Vissi D'Arte" international competition in Milan and in 2007 she won the prestigious Nicolai Ghiaurov scholarship. Karah Son made her debut in 1997 singing Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro at the National Theater in Seoul. Since then she has, amongst other, performed Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Teatro S. Lorenzo in Milan, Mimì in La Bohème at the Teatro Cristallo in Bergamo, in Milan and at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari; Liù in Turandot at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, at Teatro Comunale in Bologna and in Nancy. She has sung Aida in Seoul and Halle (Tyskland), Madama Butterfly in Seoul, Tampere, Leipzig, Warsaw, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Turin, Leipzig, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Warsaw, Stuttgart and Helsinki. Concert appearances include Festa della Musica in Modena (Italy) and concerts at Gewandhaus in Leipzig.