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 vocal 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 Montreal-based Ensemble Caprice, as well as Roomful of Teeth’s self-titled debut album, for which composer Caroline Shaw was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize.
Highlights of 2013-4 include teaching and performance residencies at Yale, Princeton, and University of Oregon, Eugene; soprano solos in a recording of Robert Kyr’s Songs of the Soul with Conspirare (Harmonia Mundi); Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in Washington, D.C. with Grammy®-nominated chamber ensemble Seraphic Fire; and participation in Helmuth Rilling’s final season with Oregon Bach Festival.
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