Tenor Nicholas Phan first of TCA concerts at TFAC

Published 9:14 am Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Tryon Concert Association (TCA) will feature American tenor Nicholas Phan in the opening concert of the 2011-2012 TCA season. This performance will be held at the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) on Melrose Avenue in Tryon on Friday, Oct.7 at 8 p.m.

Nicholas Phan

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Phan studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Aspen Music Festival and School. He has been a member of Wolf Trap Opera and is an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
Considered one of the rising young stars of the opera world, Phan made his professional operatic debut with Glimmerglass Opera in 2002. He has performed widely in major operatic roles across this country and in Europe.
To name but a few of his roles, he was Count Almaviva in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Nemorino in “L’Elisir d’Amore,” Lindoro in “L’Italiana in Algerie,” Fenton in “Falstaff,” Tamino in “Die Zauberflote” and Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni.”
Phan has appeared in recital with leading orchestras and conductors across the United States, as well as in musical festivals here and abroad. He recently made his debut at the BBC Proms and the Bard Music Festival.
This fall he will be on a recital tour of the United States, which culminates at Carnegie Hall in December.
In his work in vocal chamber music he has collaborated with many major pianist and vocalist.
Phan’s Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky’s “Pulchinella” with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was recently released on the CSO Resound label.
In 2006 he was the recipient of a Sullivan Foundation Award and in 2004 received the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.
For information about season tickets call 828-859-6065, write Tryon Concert Association, P.O. Box 32, Tryon, N.C. 28782 or visit our website at www.TryonConcerts.com.
– article submitted
by Joella Utley

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