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."
CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW - TOP TEN PERFORMANCES OF 2015
"The brief respite between the summer and fall music seasons was once again filled in wonderful style by the Collaborative Works Festival. American song was this year’s theme, and the terrific program at the Poetry Foundation—concentrating on composers influenced by the Transcendentalist movement—was highlighted by the sensitive and illuminating performances of Nicholas Phan and Nicole Heaston."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE - BEST & WORST OF 2015 IN CLASSICAL MUSIC
"MOST DEDICATED CHAMPIONS OF ART SONGS: The year brought rewarding song concerts from Anne Sofie Von Otter, at the University of Chicago; Matthias Goerne, at the CSO; and Nicholas Phan and colleagues of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, at the Poetry Foundation and University of Chicago."