“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…
A star in the making…exquisitely
The Sunday Times (London)
...an artist who must be heard.
National Public Radio
...the ravishing beauty of
his tone lingered in the ear.
...vocally and dramatically at the level
of the finest international artists.
An uncommonly dulcet lyric tenor…
...a bright, confident tenor…
The Financial Times
The young American tenor possesses a lyric
instrument of exceptional quality…
The artist behind the voice takes
complete possession of the music…
The Philadelphia Inquirer
‘A PAINTED TALE’ IS AN EDITOR’S CHOICE RECORDING IN THE APRIL 2015 ISSUE OF GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE
“The year has barely begun and already here’s a disc to remember come all those end-of-year round-ups…”
NICK RETURNS TO CHICAGO BACH PROJECT AS THE EVANGELIST IN THE ST JOHN PASSION WITH JOHN NELSON
“Back again was tenor Nicholas Phan in the demanding role of the Evangelist, betraying not a hint of vocal strain as he propelled the narrative with beautiful sound, impeccable diction and a histrionically compelling involvement in each Station of the Cross.”
“Easily standing out was tenor Nicholas Phan, who was superb in every way as the Evangelist, essentially the work’s narrator. He was invested in every phrase, every word, using nuanced vocal timbres, including a striking falsetto, and vivid storytelling to enliven his singing. High points abounded, such as his drawn-out rendering of the works “wept bitterly,” in which one could palpably feel the description of Peter’s pain.”
“Nicholas Phan’s Evangelist was wonderful last year and, likewise, has gotten even better. Once again, he handled the punishing high tessitura of the part with aplomb and brought a fiery dramatic intensity to the narrator role, consistently illuminating the text with subtle nuance and expressive detailing.”
NICK RETURNS TO THE BALTIMORE SYMPHONY FOR MOZART WITH MASAAKI SUZUKI
“...Nicholas Phan, one of the most eloquently communicative tenors on the scene today…added greatly to this masterful Mass.”