Nicholas Phan

Nicholas Phan







American tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling young tenors appearing on the prestigious concert and opera stages of the world today. Praised by National Public Radio as “an artist who must be heard,” Phan’s most recent solo album, a pastiche song-cycle comprised of English renaissance lute songs, A Painted Tale, was listed as one of the “Best Classical Albums of 2015” by the Chicago Tribune. His first two solo albums of the music of Benjamin Britten, Still Fall the Rain and Winter Words, also made many “Best of ” lists, including those of The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Boston Globe. His growing discography also includes the Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Scarlatti’s La gloria di Primavera with Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the opera L’Olimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and the world premiere recording of Elliott Carter’s orchestral song cycle, A Sunbeam’s Architecture. An artist with an incredibly diverse repertoire that ranges from Claudio Monteverdi to Nico Muhly and beyond, he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies. Phan is also an avid recitalist and a passionate advocate for art song and vocal chamber music: in 2011, Phan co-founded Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization devoted to promoting this underserved corner of the classical music repertoire.

Upcoming Concerts:

Jul 14, 2018

Oregon Bach Festival, Silva Hall, John Nelson, conductor

Eugene, OR, US

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Jul 21, 2018

Tanglewood Music Festival, Koussevitzky Music Shed, Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Lenox, MA, US

Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

Jul 23, 2018

Chautauqua Instituion, Lenna Hall with Anne Marie Morgan, viola da gamba & Michael Leopold, lutes

Chautauqua, NY, US

A Painted Tale (AV 2325)

Aug 4, 2018

Tanglewood Music Festival, Koussevitzky Music Shed, Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Lenox, MA, US

Bernstein: Songfest

Aug 12, 2018

Cabrillo Music Festival, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Santa Cruz, NM, US

Muhly: Impossible Things (West Coast Premiere)