Nicholas Phan's engagements this season include his return to the Cleveland Orchestra for Bach’s B minor Mass, his debut with the Dallas Symphony performing Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, a program of Bach cantatas with the National Symphony Orchestra, and a return to Houston Grand Opera for Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Other 2014-15 season highlights include solo recitals in Houston, Istanbul, and Carnegie Hall; concerts with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Vancouver symphonies, and Boston Baroque; and the release of his solo album, A Painted Tale, in early 2015 on the Avie label. His recent opera engagements include Falstaff (Fenton) with Portland Opera, Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) with Atlanta Opera, and Il barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva) with Seattle Opera. He made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony in 2009.
Mr. Phan’s solo albums, Winter Words and Still Falls the Rain, both featuring music of Britten, were released on Avie Records. His growing discography includes the Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony (CSO Resound) and the opera L’Olimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (Naïve).
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Phan has 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 and Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. He is also a founder and the Artistic Director of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago.