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 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 Montréal-based Ensemble Caprice, as well as Roomful of Teeth's self-titled debut album, for which composer Caroline Shaw's Partita was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize.
Highlights of 2015-16 include solo debuts at the Kennedy Center and with the NY Philharmonic, the role of Galatea in Handel's Acis and Galatea in Baltimore, performances of Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, Ligeti's Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures with New World Symphony in Miami, Berio's Sinfonia with the Seattle Symphony, and Roomful of Teeth's first collaboration with International Contemporary Music Ensemble (ICE), Kaija Saariaho, and Peter Sellers.
Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Estelí received her Bachelor of Arts in music from Yale College, and Master of Music from McGill University, studying with Sanford Sylvan. She currently travels and performs full-time.