Appearing regularly in the world's premier concert halls, music festivals, and opera houses, American tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling tenors performing today. Highlights of this season include his debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra for Bach's Christmas Oratorio, and the Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo for Britten's War Requiem with Marin Alsop; and returns to Philharmonia Baroque, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony. He also serves as artistic director of two festivals next season: Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago's Collaborative Works Festival, and the Laguna Beach Music Festival. In both recital and chamber concerts, he has been presented by Carnegie Hall, London's Wigmore Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. In 2010 he co-founded the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization that promotes the art song and vocal chamber music repertoire, of which he is artistic director. His many opera credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Frankfurt Opera. His most recent solo album, Gods and Monsters, was released on Avie Records in January. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Phan also studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and is an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.