About

“Gabriela Estephanie Solis, the mezzo-soprano soloist and a San Francisco Bay area native, consistently stole the show with her rich tone and seemingly effortless melismatic lines.”

— San Francisco Classical Voice


“…it was Solis who always seemed to add just the right amount of dramatic seasoning to her delivery of her texts…”

— The Rehearsal Studio


Noted for her “moving expressiveness” (San Francisco Classical Voice), mezzo-soprano GABRIELA ESTEPHANIE SOLÍS enjoys a varied performing career as a concert soloist and ensemble artist.

Her diverse repertoire includes Bach’s B Minor Mass (American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy), Handel’s Messiah (Seraphic Fire), Copland’s In the Beginning (University of Notre Dame), Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Sacred Music at Notre Dame), and Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos (Border CrosSing and Minnesota Orchestra). She is also a frequent soloist with the California Bach Society and Chora Nova in the San Francisco Bay Area for works such as Rachmaninoff’s All-night Vigil, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Zelenka’s Missa Divi Xaverii, and various masses and cantatas by J.S Bach. Gabriela is equally comfortable on stage, and has performed the roles of Medoro in Handel’s Orlando (Boston Early Music Festival Young Artist Training Program), Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina, and Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto (SFSU, under the direction of Christine Brandes).

A committed ensemble musician, she has sung with groups such as Seraphic Fire, Border CrosSing, the American Bach Soloists Choir, Cappella SF, Eya Ensemble, JSB Ensemble Stuttgart, the Weimar Bach Cantata Academy, and the choirs of the Washington National Cathedral and National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Gabriela was winner of the 2018 Bethlehem Bach Aria Competition and won second place in the 2021 NATS Mid-Atlantic regionals. She also competed as a finalist in the Audrey Rooney Kentucky Bach 2021 competition and the 2022 Handel Aria Competition in Madison, WI.

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Recordings

Excerpt from Beethoven’s Mass in C | May 2022 with the Georgetown Chorale

“Where shall I fly?…See! See! They come!” from Handel’s Hercules | August 2022 with the Madison Bach Musicians at the 9th annual Handel Aria Competition

“Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen,” from Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder | June 2022 with Ming Luke and the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

“Furie son dell’alma mia,” from Handel’s Partenope | August 2022 with the Madison Bach Musicians at the 9th annual Handel Aria Competition

“Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft,” from Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder | June 2022 with Ming Luke and the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Calendar

2022-2023

Seraphic Fire
Handel’s Messiah
April 28-May 1st, 2022 | Florida
Soloist and Chorister

Georgetown Chorale
Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasy
May 14th, 2022 | Washington, D.C.
Soloist

Border CrosSing
Un Milagro de Fe Album Release Concert
May 22nd, 2022 | St. Paul, MN

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra 
Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht
Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder (selections)
June 19th, 2022 | Berkeley, CA
Soloist

9th Annual Handel Aria Competition
August 19th, 2022 | Madison, WI
Finalist

Viva Voce
Distler and Schütz motets
September 24 and 25th, 2022 | Haverford College, PA

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
Hayden, Hummel, and Hensel
October 6th, 2022 | Winter Park, FL

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra + Border CrosSing
Bach and Zumaya
November 3-6th, 2022 | St. Paul, MN

Choral Arts Philadelphia
Schütz’ Musikalische Exequien
November 12 and 13th, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA
Soloist

Border CrosSing and the Minnesota Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah and Ramírez’ Navidad Nuestra
December 9 and 10th, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
Purcell, Handel, and Britten
February 5th, 2023 | Winter Park, FL

Choral Arts Philadelphia
Bach’s BWV 127 and a world premiere by Chelsea Komschlies
March 4, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA

Choralis
Handel’s Messiah
March 12th, 2023 | McLean, VA
Soloist

Chora Nova
Holst’s The Cloud Messenger
March 18th, 2023 | Berkeley, CA
Soloist

Choral Arts Philadelphia
Carissimi Oratorios
April 22 and 23rd, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA



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