COLLABORATIVE ARTS INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Chicago's home for Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music
CAIC seeks to make Chicago a world home for the performance and study of art song and vocal chamber music repertoire.
Through vocal coachings, master classes, and performances in venues throughout the Chicago area, including the annual Collaborative Works Festival, CAIC offers musicians and audience members the opportunity to experience the intimate, inspiring world of song.
Countertenor David Daniels performs in the 2013 Collaborative Works Festival annual solo recital
CHICAGO TRIBUNE GIVES 2013 COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL A RAVE REVIEW! - 9/13/2013
"With the Collaborative Works festivals tenor Nicholas Phan and colleagues of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago are presenting annually, Chicago is doing its bit to rescue art song performance from the endangered species list. Phan, who is CAIC's artistic director, took part in the opening concert of the second such festival on Wednesday as well as in a song recital given by countertenor David Daniels under CAIC auspices Thursday night in Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library. Daniels, who was accompanied by the veteran pianist Martin Katz, inaugurated a new festival tradition, an annual solo vocal recital..." (read more) - Chicago Tribune
CAIC AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR NICHOLAS PHAN PROFILED IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 9/5/2013
"Chicago has not exactly built a reputation for being a world-class hub of art song performance and study. But this fall could bring about a sea change, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Nicholas Phan and friends.
In fact, the gifted American tenor will be all over the local classical music map this month and next, when he will headline several celebrations of Benjamin Britten's vocal music, keyed to the great British composer's centenary.
The festivities will begin later this week when the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, of which Phan is artistic director, presents its second annual Collaborative Works Festival. Bracketing the five-day event will be two recitals of songs by Britten and others performed by Phan, Kiera Duffy, Jennifer Johnson Cano, pianist Martin Katz and other artists..." (read more) - Chicago Tribune
all performance and master class photography by Elliot Mandel