American 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.
Phan has appeared with leading orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics; Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, BBC and Lucerne symphonies; English Chamber and Philadelphia orchestras; Oratorio Society of New York in Carnegie Hall and Les Violons du Roy. He has also toured extensively throughout the major concert halls of Europe with Il Complesso Barocco, and appeared with the Oregon Bach, Ravinia, Marlboro, Edinburgh, Rheingau and Saint-Denis festivals, as well as the BBC Proms. Among the conductors he has worked with are Harry Bicket, Pierre Boulez, James Conlon, Bernard Labadie, Nicholas McGegan, Zubin Mehta, Helmuth Rilling, David Robertson and Michael Tilson Thomas.
An avid proponent of vocal chamber music, Phan is a founder and the artistic director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization devoted to promoting the art song and vocal chamber music repertoire.
Considered one of the rising young stars of the opera world, Phan has appeared with the Seattle, Glyndebourne, Los Angeles, Houston Grand, Glimmerglass and Frankfurt operas; Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Maggio Musicale in Florence, among others. His growing repertoire includes Acis and Galatea, Candide, Sweeney Todd, The Elixir of Love, The Magic Flute, Falstaff, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville and Ariodante.
Phan’s most recent solo album, Still Fall the Rain (AVIE), was named one of the best classical recordings of 2012 by The New York Times. His growing discography includes the Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinksy’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO Resound) and the opera L’Olimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (Naïve).
Phan is the 2012 recipient of the Paul C Boylan Distinguished Alumni Award and was the recipient of a 2006 Sullivan Foundation Award and 2004 Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.