Praised for her “clear, bright voice” (The New York Times), soprano Estelí Gomez is quickly gaining recognition as a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires. 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 Yarn/Wire; solos in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Bach Collegium San Diego; performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s new oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard; and tours with contemporary octet Roomful of Teeth across North America and Europe.
Gomez 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. In January 2014, she was awarded a Grammy with Roomful of Teeth, for best chamber music/small ensemble performance; in November 2011 she received first prize in the International Early Music Vocal Competition “Canticum Gaudium.” Gomez received her B.A. with honors in music from Yale College, and M.M. from McGill University.