About

Gabriela Estephanie Solis, mezzo-soprano, specializes in early and sacred music. She 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. In the SF Bay Area, she studied with soprano Christine Brandes and now performs as a soloist and professional chorister with groups such as the California Bach Society and the American Bach Soloists.

Gabriela is a recent graduate of the Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame (Master of Sacred Music in Voice) and now resides in Baltimore, MD, performing throughout the D.C. Metro Area. While a passionate student of early music, Gabriela is equally committed to art song and concert repertoire and has performed various operatic roles on stage. She currently studies with Elizabeth Daniels.

Opera
Medoro, from Handel’s Orlando (scenes) – Boston Early Music Festival
Orineo, from Cavalli’s L’Erismena (scenes) – Amherst Early Music Festival
Bradamante, from Handel’s Alcina – San Francisco State University
Endimione, from Cavalli’s La Calisto – San Francisco State University
Dido, from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (scenes) – Santa Clara University

Solo Concert Works
Monteverdi | Vespers of 1610
Buxtehude | Jesu Membra Nostri
J.S. Bach | BWV 29, 42, 44, 78, 106, 184, 198, 1083,
Mass in B-minor, Missa Brevis in A, Magnificat
Handel | Messiah
Pergolesi | Stabat Mater
Vivaldi | Gloria, Nisi Dominus
Zelenka | Missa Votiva
Mozart | Mass in C, Missa Brevis, Vesperae Solennes
Haydn | Lord Nelson Mass
Holst | The Cloud Messenger
R.V. Williams | Serenade to Music
Rachmaninoff  | All-Night Vigil
Copland | In the Beginning

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

Ensembles
JSB Ensemble Stuttgart | Jos van Veldhoven, Hans-Christoph Rademann & Kathy Romey
Weimar Bach Cantata Academy | Helmuth Rilling & Kathy Romey
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Choir | Simon Carrington
Gaude SF | Jace Wittig
California Bach Society | Paul Flight
American Bach Soloists | Jeffrey Thomas
Westminster Choir College Choral Festival | Joe Miller

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)