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Xavier Foley, double Bass

Xavier Foley

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, and has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and the Delaware Chamber Music Festival. As a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2016, he makes his New York and Washington, D.C. debuts next season in Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center, as only the second double bassist in YCA’s history. Also upcoming is a series of concerts with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. 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, 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. Mr. Foley’s double bass was crafted by Ruano Solano.

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