Eiki Isomura is in his second season as artistic director and conductor of Opera in the Heights (OH) having led over fifty performances of over ten operas, drawing consistent praise from critics and collaborators. "The orchestra has never sounded so focused," wrote the Houston Press in his first year as the company's principal conductor, "Down the line, this is ensemble playing of fine caliber... The OH chorus is ultra-fine, too, smooth and lustrous, which is saying something because they've been so consistently good all season. Maestro Isomura deserves our thanks."
In recent years he has also served on the music staff of Opera in the Ozarks as conductor and pianist, as well as HGOco, preparing the premieres of numerous chamber operas for Houston Grand Opera. Prior to his appointment as artistic director at OH, Eiki served as director of orchestral activities at Lone Star College-Montgomery, where he built the college's first orchestra and oversaw its musicianship curriculum.
Eiki holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler, who selected him as a conducting fellow at the National Arts Centre in Canada working with Pinchas Zukerman and the NAC Orchestra. Eiki's conducting teachers also include Thomas Cockrell, Colin Metters, Gustav Meier, and Mark Gibson.
He resides in the Houston Heights with his wife and most trusted collaborator, mezzo-soprano, Monica Isomura, and Edison, their newborn son.