“one of the most beautiful
young lyric voices around”

Opera News

“...communicates with the immediacy of
a contemporary singer-songwriter…”

Opera News

“One of the most eloquently communicative
tenors on the scene today…”

The Baltimore Sun

The tenor Nicholas Phan, with his sweet,
clear voice, is on a career roll.

The New York Times

...Phan sings with a fine mixture
of poetry and strength…

Gramophone

A star in the making…exquisitely
artful…

The Sunday Times (London)

...an artist who must be heard.

National Public Radio

...the ravishing beauty of
his tone lingered in the ear.

Chicago Sun-Times

...vocally and dramatically at the level
of the finest international artists.

Chicago Sun-Times

An uncommonly dulcet lyric tenor…

Chicago Tribune

...a bright, confident tenor…

The Financial Times

The young American tenor possesses a lyric
instrument of exceptional quality…

Opera News

The artist behind the voice takes
complete possession of the music…

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Latest News

NICK STEPS IN FOR RECITAL IN OBERLIN ON FEBRUARY 3

“Tenor Nicholas Phan and pianist Myra Huang will step in to replace bass-baritone John Relyea and pianist Warren Jones on the Oberlin Artist Recital Series in Finney Chapel on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00 pm. Relea has withdrawn from his entire tour, citing family issues. Phan will sing works by Robert Schumann, Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem, and Jake Heggie. Relyea tickets will be honored at the door.” 

- Cleveland Classical

NICK SINGS VAUGHAN WILLIAMS SONG CYCLES WITH CONCORDIA CHAMBER PLAYERS

“...His diction is perfect…The primary intention is communication, not correctness…his singing isn’t about highly italicized details but creating an emotional zone that allows the listener to come to him. You’re a participant rather than an observer.”
- The Philadelphia Inquirer

NICK CURATES CHICAGO’S FOURTH ANNUAL COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL

“...art song performances of the highest order...Tenor Nicholas Phan, the festival’s artistic director, opened the concert with the “Simple Song” from Bernstein’s Mass…His voice has a smooth, pure-sounding sheen that was evident at all dynamics throughout the concert.”
- Chicago Classical Review, 9/13/2015

“...a stellar evening of American Song...Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago continues to do a praiseworthy job in keeping the local flame alight for art song and lieder recitals…Phan’s personable intros offered a lightly-worn scholarship that set just the right inviting atmosphere. The tenor brought immaculate diction, plangent tone and a firm yet lyrical line to two sets of Ives songs.”
- Chicago Classical Review, 9/11/2015

“...Collaborative Works Festival, a recital of American art songs given the previous evening at the Poetry Foundation, was something more serious: vocal music for individual singers communicating intimate and deeply personal emotions through music in a small, enclosed space…The worthy efforts of the Collaborative Arts Institute to create a serious performance and listening environment for art song and vocal chamber music in the city come together in the annual Collaborative Works festivals cofounders and directors Nicholas Phan, tenor, and Shannon McGinnis, pianist, present with colleagues each year at this time…”   
- Chicago Tribune