About

GABRIELA ESTEPHANIE SOLIS, mezzo-soprano, is a San Francisco Bay Area native and enjoys a varied performing career on both the East and West Coasts. On the stage, she was most recently seen as a member of the Boston Early Music Festival Young Artist Training Program in performances of Handel’s Orlando (role of Medoro). Other opera experience includes Handel’s Alcina (Bradamante), Cavalli’s La Calisto (Endimione), and scenes from Cavalli’s L’Erismena (Orineo) at the Amherst Early Music Festival. 

As a passionate concert soloist, her repertoire includes Bach’s B Minor Mass (American Bach Soloists Festival and  Academy), Handel’s Messiah (Eureka Symphony), Copland’s In the Beginning (University of Notre Dame), Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Sacred Music at Notre Dame), Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Vivaldi’s Gloria (First Church Berkeley). She is also a regular soloist with the California Bach Society for works such as Monteverdi’s Vespers, Rachmaninoff’s All-night Vigil, and many various masses and cantatas by J.S Bach. 

A committed ensemble musician, she has performed with the American Bach Soloists, Eya Ensemble, JSB Ensemble Stuttgart, the Weimar Bach Cantata Academy, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Choir, the Westminster Choir College Choral Festival, and the Georgetown Epiphany Festival. Past accomplishments include winning the Bethlehem Bach Aria Competition and receiving first place in various divisions at NATS Indiana and San Francisco Bay Area chapter competitions. 

Gabriela received her B.A. Music and English from Santa Clara University, magna cum laude, and was the recipient of the university’s Arrigo and Catherine Descalzi Prize for artistic growth and dedication. Additionally, she holds an M.A. in English Composition from San Francisco State University. She is a recent graduate of the Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame, where she co-wrote winning grants for the Institute of Liberal Arts and received the program’s vocal performance award. Gabriela is based in the DC Metro Area and studies with soprano Elizabeth Daniels.

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Upcoming

Chor Symphonica
BWV 227, Jesu, Meine Freude
October 20th, 2019
Wheaton, MD

The Benedict Sixteen and Richard Sparks
Lobo’s Missa pro defunctis 
November 2nd, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Soloist

Washington National Cathedral
Veterans Concert
November 10th, 2019
Washington, DC

Basilica of the National Shrine
La Rocca’s Mass of the Americas
November 16th, 2019
Washington, DC

The Bridge Ensemble
Drop Down Dew: Advent Music by Candlelight
December 1st and 2nd, 2019
Baltimore, MD/ Washington, DC

Border CrosSings
El Mesías: A Bilingual (Spanish-English) Handel’s Messiah
December 13th and 14th, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

Border CrosSings
La Colonia: Early Music from Latin America
February 1st and 2nd, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

Border CrosSings
Te Amo, te Quiero: Choral settings of love poetry 
March 27th and 28th, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

Recent

Eya Ensemble for Medieval Music
Nocturn(e) for Peace / Stella Serena
Wednesday, October 9th / Sunday, October 13th, 2019

California Bach Society
Bach’s Magnificat and Zelenka’s Missa Divi Xaverii
October 4th – 6th, 2019
SF/Palo Alto/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

Border CrosSing/Minnesota Chorale/Maria Guinand
Osvaldo Golijov, La Pasión según San Marcos
August 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

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

California Bach Society
Bertali’s Missa Redemptoris (U.S. Premiere)
April 26 – 28th, 2019
SF/Palo Alto/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

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

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

Eya Ensemble: The Juggler of Our Lady
February 24, 2019
Washington, DC

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

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

2019

Eureka Symphony: Messiah
11/30 -12/1/2018 | Eureka, CA | Soloist

California Bach Society: BWV 198 and Missa Brevis in A
10/19 – 21/2018 | SF Bay Area |Soloist

Bach Choir of Bethlehem: BWV 29
9/11/2018 | Bethlehem, PA | Soloist

Weimar Bach Cantata Academy
7/29/2018 – 8/11/2018 | Weimar, Germany

Bethlehem Bach Vocal Competition
5/20/2018 | Bethlehem, PA | Winner

Copland, In the Beginning
4/27/2018 | University of Notre Dame | Soloist

Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
4/22/2018 | University of Notre Dame | Soloist

Bach, BWV 42: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats
4/8/2018 | University of Notre Dame | Soloist

Bach, BWV 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus)
3/18/2018 | Chicago, IL | Soloist

Notker Balbulus, selections from Liber ymnorum
3/6/2018 | University of Notre Dame | Soloist

Vivaldi, RV 608: Nisi Dominus
2/23/2018 | University of Notre Dame | Graduate Recital

Mozart, Mass in C Minor
2/4/2018 | University of Notre Dame | Soloist

Buxtehude, Membra Jesu Nostri
1/21/2018 | University of Notre Dame | Soloist

 

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