Solis

About

Gabriela Estephanie Solis, mezzo-soprano, is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she earned a B.A. in Music and English (magna cum laude) from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in English Composition from San Francisco State University. She also studied with soprano Christine Brandes and performed as a soloist and chorister with groups such as the California Bach Society and the American Bach Soloists.

Recently, she graduated from the Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame with a Master of Sacred Music in Voice and now lives in Baltimore, MD. Gabriela performs throughout the D.C. Metro Area (and, occasionally, the SF Bay Area) and studies with Elizabeth Daniels. While a passionate student of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music, she is equally committed to art song and concert repertoire and has performed various operatic roles on stage.

 

Awards
Bethlehem Bach Aria Competition (2018)
University of Notre Dame Vocal Performance Award (2018)
NATS Indiana 1st Place Advanced College Division (2016)
Santa Clara University Arrigo and Caterina Descalzi Prize (2013)
MTAC VOCE Competition 1st Place Senior Vocal Division (2013)
NATS SF Bay Area 1st Place Oratorio and Art Song (2013)

Festivals 
Boston Early Music Festival Young Artist Training Program (2019)
JSB Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart (2019)
Weimar Bach Cantata Academy (2018) | Amherst Early Music Festival (2017)
Musica Sacra Chant Colloquium (2015) | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (2015)
American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy (2013 & 2014)
Westminster Choir College Choral Festival (2012)

Opera
Medoro – from Handel’s Orlando (scenes)
Orineo – from Cavalli’s L’Erismena (scenes)
Bradamante – From Handel’s Alcina
Endimione – from Cavalli’s La Calisto
Dido – from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (scenes)


 

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Calendar

Upcoming

Bethlehem Bach: Bach at Noon
BWV 156: Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe
February 12, 2019
Bethlehem, PA
Soloist

University of Maryland
Brahms, Bridge, and Loeffler: Songs for Viola and Mezzo-Soprano
February 22nd, 2019
College Park, MD

California Bach Society
Rachmaninoff, All-night Vigil
March 1st-3rd, 2019
SF/Palo Alto/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

JSB Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart
Bach and Telemann
March 7th-21st, 2019
Stuttgart, Germany

Handel Choir of Baltimore
Bruckner, Tavener, and Bach
April 28th, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Soloist

Boston Early Music Festival
Young Artist Training Program
Steffani’s Orlando and Handel’s Orlando
May 21st – June 16th, 2019
Boston, MA

Recent

The Georgetown Epiphany Festival
Brahms, Liebeslieder-Walzer and Schmitt, Chansons à Quatre Voix
January 11th, 2019
Washington, DC

Handel Choir of Baltimore
Messiah
December 15th – 16th, 2018
Baltimore, MD

Eureka Symphony
Messiah
November 30th – December 1st, 2018
Eureka, CA
Soloist

California Bach Society
BWV 198: Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl and Missa Brevis in A
October 19th – 21st, 2018
Palo Alto/San Francisco/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

Bach Choir of Bethlehem: Bach at Noon
BWV 29: Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
September 11th, 2018
Bethlehem, PA
Soloist

Weimar Bach Cantata Academy
Thuringia Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling
July 29th – August 11th 2018
Weimar/Leipzig/Erfurt, Germany

Bethlehem Bach Vocal Competition
Sunday, May 20th | 1:00 PM
Moravian College | Bethlehem, PA
Winner

Copland, In the Beginning
Friday, April 27th, 2018 | 7:00 PM
University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 |4:00 PM
University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Bach, BWV 42: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church | South Bend, IN
Soloist

Bach, BWV 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus)
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church | Chicago, IL
Soloist

Nokter Balbulus, selections from Liber ymnorum
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Reyes Organ Hall | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Vivaldi, RV 608: Nisi Dominus
Friday, February 23rd, 2018 | 7:00 PM
LaBar Recital Hall | Notre Dame, IN
2nd-year Graduate Recital

Mozart, Mass in C Minor
Saturday, February 4th, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Basilica of the Sacred Heart | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Buxtehude, Membra Jesu Nostri
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 | 5:00
LaBar Performance Hall | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

 

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