Nicholas Phan

Nicholas Phan’s summer 2017 schedule includes return engagements with the Oregon Bach Festival, Thüringer Bachwochen's Weimar Bach Academy, and Wolf Trap for Carmina burana with the National Symphony.  Highlights of his upcoming 2017-18 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 return engagements with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philharmonia Baroque, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony for Schubert’s Mass in E-flat major, and the Toronto Symphony for performances in the title role in Bernstein’s Candide

Mr. Phan has appeared with many of the leading orchestras in North America and Europe, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic, and Royal Philharmonic.  Mr. Phan's many opera credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Frankfurt Opera. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2009 and returned to the Orchestra in February for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, led by Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt.

An avid proponent of vocal chamber music, he has collaborated with many chamber musicians. In both recitals and chamber concerts, he has been presented by Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Boston’s Celebrity Series, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC.  He is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization that promotes the art song and vocal chamber music repertory. In 2017-18 he will become the first singer to be guest Artistic Director of the Laguna Beach Music Festival.

Mr. Phan's 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.

Mr. Phan’s most recent solo album, Gods and Monsters, was released on Avie Records in January 2017. 

(June 2017)