Praised for her "clear, bright voice" (New York Times) and "artistry that belies her young years" (Kansas City Metropolis), soprano Estelí Gomez is quickly gaining recognition as a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires. In January 2014 she was awarded a Grammy with contemporary octet Roomful of Teeth, for best chamber music/small ensemble performance; in November 2011 she received first prize in the Canticum Gaudium International Early Music Vocal Competition in Poznan, Poland. An avid performer of early and new music, Estelí can be heard on the Juno-nominated recording Salsa Baroque with Montréal-based Ensemble Caprice, as well as Roomful of Teeth's self-titled debut album.
Recent highlights include her solo debut with the Seattle Symphony in Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, the role of Francesca Cuzzoni in a concert of Handel arias with Mountainside Baroque, the world premiere of a song cycle by Andrew McIntosh with piano/percussion quartet Yarn/Wire, soprano solos in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Bach Collegium San Diego, performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s new oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard in Boston and Austin, solo teaching residencies at University of Oregon, Eugene and University of Missouri, Kansas City, and tours with Roomful of Teeth across North America and Europe.
Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Estelí received her Bachelor of Arts with honors in music from Yale College, and Master of Music from McGill University, studying with Sanford Sylvan. She currently travels and performs full-time. esteligomez.com.