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"One of the most beautiful young lyric voices around"

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"One of the most beautiful young lyric voices around"

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NICK RETURNS TO THE OREGON BACH FESTIVAL

THE REGISTER-GUARD (Bach's B minor Mass)

"The soloists also fit Halls’ vision of Bach’s sound...One of the highlights of the evening was the duet between Amanda Forsythe’s attractive soprano and Nicholas Phan’s sweet tenor in “Domine Deus,” what John Eliot Gardner has called a 'spiritual love duet.'..."

THE REGISTER-GUARD (An Evening with Nicholas Phan)

"Phan...quickly displayed his technical versatility with skilled dynamic shifts and a wide variety of colors in his rich timbre...Eugene has been lucky to have Phan return so often during the Bach festivals, and hopefully he will continue to grace our halls in coming years."

THE REGISTER-GUARD (Bach's Magnificat)

"The soloists, too, proved excellent...both tenor Nicholas Phan and baritone Jason Steigerwalt brought strength and conviction to their respective arias."

NICK PERFORMS THE US PREMIERE OF NICO MUHLY'S 'IMPOSSIBLE THINGS' AT THE NY PHIL BIENNIAL WITH COLIN JACOBSEN & THE KNIGHT

THE NEW YORKER

"The Knights also gave the American première of Nico Muhly’s song cycle “Impossible Things, a rapt setting of poems by C. P. Cavafy, in Daniel Mendelsohn’s translation. Scored for tenor, violin, and ensemble, the piece inevitably recalls Britten’s magisterial cycles, most of all the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings. But Muhly has found his own musical language, a lyricism underpinned by subtle tension, and it achieves uncanny alignment with the lights and shadows of Cavafy’s poetry. Nicholas Phan sang with extraordinary warmth of tone and clarity of diction. At the end, in curt, biting phrases, he delivered the line “By far the best life is the one that cannot be lived” over motoric arpeggios in the strings." 

NICK's recording of Scarlatti's 'La gloria di primavera' with philharmonia baroque released APRIL 8

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

"Philharmonia Baroque’s recording of the North American premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s long forgotten serenata, La Gloria di Primavera, is simply superb....Tenor Nicholas Phan sings marvelously, with great strength and heroic timbre. The man has Messiah written all over him."

 

GRAMOPHONE - Editor's Choice July 2016

"Nicholas Phan’s precise florid passagework in ‘Di cieco orrore e d’ombra’ is one of Winter’s gutsier outbursts, although he also has the softly mellifluous ‘Sull’orme de’ grand’Avi’ (with a gentle pair of oboes)...McGegan’s experienced direction and the musical finesse of his Californian orchestra. This is a delightfully enjoyable revelation of the elder Scarlatti’s genius."

NICK TOURS BACH's ST. JOHN PASSION WITH APOLLO'S FIRE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Nicholas Phan sang the tenor role of the Evangelist beautifully, with unusual animation and dramatic vehemence. He also sang the tenor arias and stood up to the dual task impressively."

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

"One also could not help but admire tenor Nicholas Phan. Doing double duty as tenor soloist and Evangelist, the singer supplied both theatricality and sheer vocal splendor, rendering his recitative boldly and clearly, then turning around moments later and singing arias with rare suavity and personal investment. If this somber, stirring show had a star, it was he."

NICK MAKES MANY 'BEST OF 2015' LISTS

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - BEST CLASSICAL RECORDINGS OF 2015

"A PAINTED TALE (Avie Records): Those qualities that make Phan such an idiomatic interpreter of Benjamin Britten's songs guarantee him success in the early English vocal repertory that inspired Britten. He brings exquisite tonal purity and subtle expressive shadings to his thoughtful journey through lute songs by Dowland, Blow, Purcell and others."

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - A CLASSICAL YEAR: THE BEST, THE WORST, THE SQUID BRAINS

"BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE: American tenor Nicholas Phan has built a career around English repertoire that isn't known to export well, though his November performance of Vaughan Williams' "On Wenlock Edge" was emotionally devastating - mainly thanks to his musical meticulousness that revealed details others missed. Equal credit goes to his collaborators, the Concordia Chamber Players of Bucks County." 

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UPCOMING DATES


"A star in the making...exquisitely artful"

THe Sunday TImes (London)

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UPCOMING DATES


"A star in the making...exquisitely artful"

THe Sunday TImes (London)

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

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SOCIAL MEDIA


"A Bright, confident tenor"

- The FInancial Times

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SOCIAL MEDIA


"A Bright, confident tenor"

- The FInancial Times

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