American tenor Nicholas Phan has distinguished himself as one of the most compelling tenors performing today. Highlights of his 2017/2018 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo; and he returns to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philharmonia Baroque, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony. Phan serves as artistic director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago’s Collaborative Works Festival and guest Artistic Director of the Laguna Beach Music Festival.
Phan has appeared with many of the leading orchestras in North America and Europe, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic, and Royal Philharmonic. His 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.
In both recital and chamber concerts, Phan has been presented by Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Boston’s Celebrity Series, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
“Gods and Monsters,” Phan’s most recent solo album released on Avie Records in 2017, was nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award. His growing discography includes a Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony, the opera L’Olimpiade with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and the world premiere recordings of two orchestral song cycles: The Old Burying Ground by Evan Chambers and Elliott Carter’s A Sunbeam’s Architecture.
Phan makes his Cabrillo Festival debut in Nico Muhly’s Impossible Things on Sunday, August 12, during Of Other Worlds.