Gabriela has performed as soloist in major works by Bach, Buxtehude, Monteverdi, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Zelenka, Haydn, Mozart, Elgar, Williams, Copland, and Holst with Chora Nova, the UC Berkeley University Chorus, the Contra Costa Chorale, the California Bach Society, the American Bach Soloists Academy, and the University of Notre Dame.
She performed the role of Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto and Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina under the direction of soprano Christine Brandes at San Francisco State University. In the summer of 2017 she attended the Amherst Early Music Festival and, under the mentorship of Julianne Baird, performed scenes from Cavalli’s L’Erismena.
Equally committed to ensemble performance, Gabriela frequently performs masterpieces of the Baroque with the American Bach Soloists under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas as a part of the American Bach Choir. She has also attended Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop as a choral fellow and alto soloist under conductor Simon Carrington. Additionally, she sings under the direction of Jace Wittig as a member of Gaude. This summer she will sing under Helmuth Rilling at the Weimar Bach Cantata Academy.
Gabriela recently won the Bethlehem Bach Vocal Competition for Young American Singers. Other awards and achievements include first place in the Senior Vocal division of the Music Teachers’ Association of California VOCE competition, first place in the Art Song and Oratorio divisions of the San Francisco Bay Area NATS competition, and first place in the Advanced College division of the Indiana NATS Vocal Competition. Ms. Solis received her Bachelor of Arts 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 to the art of music.
She has recently completed graduate studies in vocal performance at the University of Notre Dame. While at the university she organized and performed major sacred works of the Baroque, including Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Bach’s Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden (BWV 1083) for her first-year recital, and Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus for her second-year recital. Recent solo engagements include BWV 106 and 42, Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, and Copland’s In the Beginning.