Gabriela Estephanie Solis hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in performance practice of early and sacred music. She was a soloist for two consecutive years at the American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy in performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Biber’s Missa Salisburgensis under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas, and was also a soloist at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival under the direction of Simon Carrington. She has also performed as a soloist throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in various large-scale works with The UC Berkeley University Chorus, Chora Nova, and the Contra Costa Chorale. On stage, Ms. Solis has performed the role of Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto and the role of Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina at San Francisco State University under the direction of soprano Christine Brandes. She frequently performs as a member and soloist with early music ensembles such as Gaude, Endersnight, the American Bach Soloists, and the California Bach Society. Ms. Solis received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Music from Santa Clara University, magna cum laude, and was the recipient of the university’s Arrigo and Catherine Descalzi Prize for artistic growth and dedication to the art of music. She is currently studying under baritone Stephen Lancaster at the University of Notre Dame for a Master of Sacred Music in voice.