All-Britten LIVE, Monday at 4:00 PM
NPR named him their “Favorite New Artist” in 2011. This tenor is completely comfortable in his shoes as artist, public figure, and regular guy; treating his fan base as an extension of his own friends. His blogs are personal in a way that inspires other singers confronting similar challenges, from head colds to stage fright. Using the name “Grecchinois” in honor of his Greek and Chinese heritage (he was raised Greek Orthodox in Ann Arbor, Michigan), he tweets about his life on the road, celebrating art in communities around the globe, while reacting to ordinary things with a wry sense of humor.
Nicholas Phan’s schedule includes a Britten Festival at Trinity Wall Street, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Schubert and Britten recitals from Kalamazoo to Istanbul. He’s also helping raise money to rebuild a music school in Haiti, “Sing with Haiti.”
If you check out his Facebook fan page today, you’ll find the following notice:
“Be sure to tune in to WFMT today at 4:00pm Central Time for Impromptu! I’ll be on with Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Executive Director, Shannon McGinnis, singing Britten…”