Xavier Foley, double bass
Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2:00PM
Pre-concert forum 1:15PM
Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass, which is
rarely presented as a solo instrument. Winner of a prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, he was
recognized on New York WQXR’s “19 for 19” Artists to Watch list, and featured on PBS Thirteen’s NYC-ARTs. At only 23, he’s a young classical music sensation!
(Pianist to be announced.)
“A dazzling player who hears borders between styles as limitations best ignored.” - Philadelphia Inquirer
Xavier Foley, bassist, was First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition, the Young Concert Artists Auditions 2016, and a winner of the Astral Artists National Auditions 2014. As such, he has appeared as soloist with the Sphinx and Atlanta symphony orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Sphinx Virtuosi, with which he was also soloist on East and West coast tours. This season he appears in several concerts with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, the Impromptu concert series, and the St. Vincent College concert series. The First Prize winner of the 2009 (Junior Division) and 2011 (Senior Division) International Society Bassist Competition, he performed in Carnegie Hall as principal bass of the New York String Seminar Orchestra.
Also a composer, he is a 2016 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied both composition and performance with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. Xavier Foley strives to become a world artist on the double bass as he continues to incorporate all styles of music, whether it be cultural, national, or folk music.
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