Tenor Nicholas Phan has emerged as a standout voice in the classical vocal world. He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, worked with leading opera companies and orchestras, and he performs as a recitalist across the U.S. and Europe.
Phan's recording output has mainly been on the Avie and Naxos labels. He's received two Grammy nominations, one for the 2010 CSO Resound album Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Symphony in Three Movements; Four Études, with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony, and the other for his 2017 Avie album Gods and Monsters, accompanied by Myra Huang. In 2020, he issued the Avie album Clairières: Songs by Lili & Nadia Boulanger, once more alongside Huang.
In 2010, Phan founded the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, which is focused on art songs and vocal music with chamber ensembles; he has been the group's artistic director since its founding.