Praised for her "clear, bright voice" (New York Times), Grammy Award-winning soprano Estelí Gomez is a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires. Estelí is an original member of vocal octet, Roomful of Teeth, and has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, on the Kennedy Center's KC Jukebox series and New York Philharmonic's CONTACT series, and in concert with Bach Collegium San Diego, the Kingsbury Ensemble, and Mountainside Baroque.
Estelí has performed as soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah in Poland, Japan, Canada, and the US; the 2017-8 season marks her first performances at the Barbican, Great American Music Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie's Zankel Hall.
In recital, Estelí pairs with classical guitarist Colin Davin to tour hourlong programs of their devising, and is in her seventh year performing premieres of student works in residence at University of Oregon, Eugene. As an educator, Estelí has taught solo residencies at Peabody Conservatory, University of Missouri Kansas City, and U of O Eugene. Estelí can be heard on the Seattle Symphony’s 2017 recording of Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, Roomful of Teeth’s Grammy Award-winning debut album and Grammy-nominated Render, Silk Road Ensemble’s 2016 Grammy Award-winning Sing Me Home, Ensemble Caprice’s 2011 JUNO-nominated Salsa Baroque, Conspirare’s Songs of the Soul, and filmmaker Gregory Colbert’s upcoming release Island of Songs.
Originally from Watsonville, California, Estelí received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale, and Master of Music from McGill, studying with Sanford Sylvan. She currently travels and performs full-time.