Soprano Estelí Gomez is a founding member of the Grammy Award–winning octet Roomful of Teeth. In November 2011 she received first prize in the Canticum Gaudium International Early Music Vocal Competition in Poznan, Poland. She has appeared as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Bach Collegium San Diego, Kingsbury Ensemble, The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, Musica Vocale, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Princeton Pro Musica, and Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Ms. Gomez has taught during artist residencies at Yale, Princeton, Lawrence, Exeter, University of Oregon Eugene, Grinnell, UMKC, Depauw, Bowdoin, and MIT. Last year she released Robert Kyr’s Songs of the Soul on Harmonia Mundi with Austin-based Conspirare. With Roomful of Teeth she has recently performed at Lincoln Center, Ravinia Music Festival, and Walt Disney Hall, and in Seoul, South Korea, Istanbul, Turkey, and Morelia, Mexico, and she recorded a Tiny Desk concert for NPR. Highlights of her 2015–16 season include solo debuts at the Kennedy Center and with the New York 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; a recital of Schubert and Mendelssohn with fortepiano and period clarinet in St. Louis; Ligeti’s Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures with the New World Symphony in Miami; a featured chapter in the premiere of Hopscotch with Los Angeles–based experimental opera company The Industry; Berio’s Sinfonia with Roomful of Teeth and the Seattle Symphony; teaching residencies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, California Institute of the Arts, James Madison University, and Cornell University; and Roomful of Teeth’s first collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Kaija Saariaho, and Peter Sellers. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Esteli Gomez received her bachelor of arts with honors in music from Yale College, and master of music from McGill University, studying with Sanford Sylvan.