Noted for her “rich tone” and “moving expressiveness” (San Francisco Classical Voice), mezzo-soprano GABRIELA ESTEPHANIE SOLÍS is in demand as a concert soloist and ensemble artist.

Her notable solo 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), selections from Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder (Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra), Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody (Grace & St. Peter’s, Baltimore), and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Sacred Music at Notre Dame).

She also frequently performs Latin American and Spanish-language repertoire as a soloist and ensemble member in major works such as Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos. Recently, she was a featured soloist in a collaboration between Border CrosSing and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and made her Orchestra Hall solo debut as the alto soloist for El Mesías, a creative, bilingual English-Spanish combination of Handel’s Messiah and Ariel Ramírez’s Navidad Nuestra. Upcoming collaborations include projects with Apollo’s Fire and Tempesta di Mare.

She has enjoyed collaborations with ensembles such as Seraphic Fire, Lorelei Ensemble, the American Bach Soloists Choir, Cappella SF, and Eya Ensemble. Equally comfortable on stage, Gabriela has performed the roles of Medoro in Handel’s Orlando at the Boston Early Music Festival Young Artist Training Program), as well Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina and Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto at San Francisco State University under the direction of Christine Brandes.

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.