Xavier Foley, double bassist
Hailing from Marietta, Georgia, double bassist Xavier Foley has captivated audiences “with superbly executed performances… playing fluidly and passionately” (Splash Magazine).
Mr. Foley has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Nashville Symphony, the Brevard Concert Orchestra, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra and with the Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall as well as on tour around the United States. As a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he will make his New York and Washington, DC debuts next season at Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center, as only the second double bassist in YCA’s history.
Mr. Foley captured First Prize at the 2014 Sphinx Competition and at the International Society of Bassists Competition in 2011. He was the winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions. Mr. Foley has performed with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and the Delaware Chamber Music Festival.
At the Young Concert Artists Auditions, he won four special performance awards, including the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, the Harriman-Jewell Series Prize, the Paramount Theatre Prize, and the Tri-I Noon Recitals Prize. He has been awarded the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert Prize, which sponsors his New York debut.
Also a composer, Mr. Foley studied with Edgar Meyer and Eric Sessler at the Curtis Institute of Music. He earned his Bachelor of Music in 2016, after working with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. Mr. Foley’s double bass was crafted by Ruano Solano.