Nicholas Phan's engagements this season include his return to Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and the National Art Centre in Ottawa. He makes his debut in the title role in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Philharmonia Orchestra and his recital debut at Wigmore Hall. As Artistic Director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, Mr. Phan curates and performs in the organization's fifth annual Collaborative Works Festival, a vocal chamber music festival held in venues throughout Chicago. In June he returns to the SFS to perform Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, led by Michael Tilson Thomas. 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 a Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony (CSO Resound), the opera L’Olimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (Naïve), and the world premiere recording of Elliott Carter's orchestral song cycle, A Sunbeam’s Architecture (NMC). His most recent solo album, A Painted Tale, was released on Avie Records in 2015.
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.