Nicholas Phan


Nicholas Phan Photo credit: Collective

American tenor Nicholas Phan appears regularly in the world’s premiere concert halls, music festivals, and opera houses. This season he performs in the American premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s La gloria di primavera as part of a tour with Philharmonia Baroque and makes his role debut as Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute in a set of semi-staged performances with Boston Baroque. In what are becoming signature roles for him, he will perform both the tenor arias and Evangelist on a tour of Bach’s St. John Passion with Apollo’s Fire. As artistic director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, he curates and performs in the annual Collaborative Works Festival, a vocal chamber music festival. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Les Violons du Roy, BBC Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, and the Lucerne Symphony. His most recent solo album, A Painted Tale, was released on Avie Records in 2015. His discography also includes a Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO Resound) and the solo albums Winter Words and Still Falls the Rain (Avie), named one of the best classical recordings of 2012 by the New York Times. 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 alum of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.