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"One of the most beautiful young lyric voices around"

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NICK ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF NEXT RECORDING PROJECT WITH FRACTURED ATLAS CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

For my sixth recording project, I’m continuing my exploration of the incredibly rich French song repertoire, this time through the lens of the trailblazing Parisian Belle Époque composer Lili Boulanger, and her sister Nadia Boulanger. The focus of this album is Lili's seminal song cycle, Clairières dans le ciel, which will be surrounded by other individual settings of poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Verlaine and Albert Samain by both Lili and Nadia.

Lili Boulanger: Elle est gravement gaie from Clairières dans le ciel | LIVE full take from recording session at Skywalker Sound, June 19, 2019

Both sisters are unjustifiably overlooked in classical music programming today, despite many public cries for increased representation of women composers. In an industry obsessed with anniversaries, the centenary of Lili's death passed in 2018 largely unrecognized. As the world organizes women's marches and the need for gender equality becomes ever more apparent, there is no better time than now to be championing the music of these women and celebrating their place in history.

After having produced 5 previous successful recording projects together, you will remember that Avie Records' unique business model is based on artist ownership. What I love about this model is that it allows for the utmost freedom artistically. Avie's model of artist ownership also places the responsibility for finding funding for recording projects on the artists. As a result, every single one of the above-linked albums and their subsequent successes have been been made possible through YOUR incredible generosity - enabling each of the above artistic dreams and visions to become reality.

Now, we are appealing to you again, to see if you might consider
continuing your support, and help us reach our campaign goal by the August 16 deadline!

The first important step of this project has been already taken: we recorded all of the songs June 19 & 20, 2019 at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA. The funds raised from this campaign will be used to cover the costs of the next steps of the process which need to be completed in order for the album to be released. These include editing of the recorded material, album artwork design, CD manufacturing, and marketing.

Just like Illuminations, A Painted Tale and Gods & Monsters, this album is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, so your contributions for this project are also tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law!

To make a donation and to learn more about the project, please click the button below!

TraVEL BLOG ‘Mr. Hudson Explores’ interviews NICK about his TOURING LIFE

“I grew up in Ann Arbor, MI, with a Chinese father and a Greek-American mother, where I also got a music degree from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. I got quite accustomed to travelling during my childhood ...” (READ MORE)

NICK APPEARS ON NEW RECORDING OF HANDEL’S RARELy-PERFORMED ‘JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN’ WITH NIC MCGEGAN & PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE

The standout for me is Nicholas Phan’s intense, impassioned portrayal of Simeon. His tormented ‘Impostor! Ah my foul offence’ is a highlight of the whole performance.”

- Gramophone

Nicholas McGegan has been called a Handel master by The San Francisco Chronicle and is considered a foremost Handel interpreter throughout the world. So who better to present the rarely performed Joseph and his Brethren than Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale? Handels unfairly neglected yet splendid oratorio depicts the grandeur of Pharaohs court in an intriguing plot of familial conflict and mistaken identity. With a cast of favorites including Diana Moore and Nicholas Phan, Nicholas McGegan and his historically informed Orchestra and Chorale present a lively studio recording of the program that delighted audiences and critics alike.

nick appears on new recording of Berlioz’ ‘ROMÉO ET JULIETTE’ with SF Symphony & Michael tilson thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring unsurpassed storytelling to their latest recording on the  Grammy Award-winning  SFS Media label:  Berlioz’s  dramatic symphony  Roméo et Juliette. With a narrative that Berlioz deemed "too beautiful, too musical" to  not be performed, this Impassioned orchestral  scoring  of  love and despair is further enriched by the vocals of  Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca  Pisaroni, and the SFS  Chorus.  

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UPCOMING DATES


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

THe Sunday TImes (London)

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

SOCIAL MEDIA


"A Bright, confident tenor"

- The FInancial Times

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