Skip to main content

Nicholas Phan

Nicholas Phan

American tenor Nicholas Phan’s 2016/17 season includes returns to the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and the National Art Centre in Ottawa. He also makes his role debut as the title role in Oedipus Rex with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London at Cal Performances, his recital debut at the Wigmore Hall in London, and his debut with the HK Phil. As Artistic Director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, he will also curate and perform in the organization’s fifth annual Collaborative Works Festival, a vocal chamber music festival held in venues throughout Chicago.


Phan has appeared with leading orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, BBC Symphony, and with the Edinburgh, Ravinia, and Tanglewood festivals. Operatic highlights include Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, and Glyndebourne Opera. In recital, he has been presented by Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Boston’s Celebrity Series, and Atlanta’s Spivey Hall.


Phan’s most recent solo album, A Painted Tale was released on Avie Records in 2015. His previous solo album, Still Falls the Rain (Avie), was named one of the best classical recordings of 2012 by The New York Times. Other albums include his debut solo album, Winter Words (Avie), and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO Resound) which was nominated for a Grammy in 2010.