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

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NICK SINGS BACH’S ‘ST. MATTHEW’ EVANGELIST WITH JOHN NELSON & THE CHICAGO BACH PROJECT

“...Much of the credit for helping to infuse the proceedings with such dramatic immediacy was Nicholas Phan, in the key role of the Evangelist. Sweet and clear of voice, unfailingly musical in manner, the tenor drove the narrative forward with the urgency of a broadcast reporter covering the biggest breaking news story in history. His narrator was by turns angry, appalled, grief-stricken, altogether compelling…”

- Chicago Tribune

NICK RETURNS TO CHICAGO’S MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE FOR HAYDN’S ‘CREATION’

“The Music of the Baroque assembled a first-class trio of soloists for these performances, starting with tenor Nicholas Phan, who seemed completely at home in this music, with his appealing, storytelling flair and expressive, cleanly executed ornamentation.”
- Chicago Sun-Times

“The clarion strength and sweetness of Nicholas Phan’s firm lyric tenor were beautifully suited to the archangel Uriel’s music.”
- Chicago Tribune

“...With his bright yet unforced and unaffected tenor, Phan was commanding as the archangel Uriel. When he sings, ‘Now vanish, before the holy beams, the gloomy shades of ancient night,’ you could swear the room (and your heart) gets a little brighter…”
- U-T San Diego

“Of the three soloists, Nicholas Phan delivered a virtual seminar in oratorio singing. From his boldly projected first entrance, the tenor’s singing was simply sensational: technically faultless, rendered with a virile yet sweet timbre, finely graded expression and exemplary diction.”
- Chicago Classical Review

NICHOLAS’ BRITTEN PERFORMANCES MAKE MANY CRITICS’ ‘BEST OF 2013’ LISTS

Collaborative Works Festival & University of Chicago recital in Chicago:

“Best small-scaled contributions to the Britten birthday celebration: Tenor Nicholas Phan’s art-song recitals at the University of Chicago and the Poetry Foundation…”
- Chicago Tribune

War Requiem with Marin Alsop & the Baltimore Symphony:

“Alsop marked the Benjamin Britten centennial leading this epic fusion of liturgy and anti-war poetry. Some moments lacked impact, but this was still a noble account of a deep, important work. Tenor Nicholas Phan, bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and soprano Tamara Wilson sang superbly. Great contributions from University of Maryland Concert Choir and Peabody Children’s Chorus, too.”
- The Baltimore Sun

Spivey Hall Recital in Atlanta:

“Tenor Nicholas Phan was exquisite to hear, giving just enough emotional color to lyrics to show he was a master of the subtle approach. His beautiful interpretations were implicit advocacy for the vocal repertoire of composer Benjamin Britten.”
- Creative Loafing Atlanta