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Nicholas Phan
TENOR

American tenor Nicholas Phan's recent and future engagements include performances of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies and The Knights; the War Requiem with the Baltimore Symphony; returns to the St. Louis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Baroque, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa; performances of the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Chicago Bach Project, the Oratorio Society of New York in Carnegie Hall, and the Charlotte Symphony; and recitals in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Istanbul.

On the opera stage, Nicholas Phan recently appeared with Portland Opera as Fenton in Falstaff, Atlanta Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and the Seattle Opera as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Other opera performances have included his debuts at the Glyndebourne Opera and the Maggio Musicale in Florence, as well as appearances with Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Frankfurt Opera. His growing repertoire also includes the title roles in Acis and Galatea and Candide, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and Lurcanio in Ariodante.

Nicholas Phan has also appeared with many of the leading orchestras in the United States and Great Britain, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Les Violons du Roy, BBC Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, and the Lucerne Symphony. He toured extensively throughout Europe with Il Complesso Barocco and appeared with the Edinburgh, Ravinia, Rheingau, Saint-Denis and Marlboro music festivals, and at the BBC Proms. In recital, he has been presented by Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the University of Chicago.

Nicholas 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 first solo album, Winter Words (AVIE) was also critically acclaimed upon its release in 2011. His growing discography includes the Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO Resound) and the opera L’Olimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (Naïve). 

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Nicholas Phan also studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival and School. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, a Chicago-based organization devoted to promoting the teaching, performance, and development of the vocal chamber music repertoire.

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