From Marietta, Georgia, double bassist Xavier Foley was the First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition. As such, he has appeared as soloist with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, and Brevard Concert Orchestra, and made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Sphinx Virtuosi in October 2014.
He recently toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi 2014, where he was featured as soloist on the U.S. East and West coasts. Mr. Foley was also the First Prize winner of both the 2009 (Junior Division) and 2011 (Senior Division) International Society Bassist Competition, and a prizewinner in the Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition.
A winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, he has performed in Carnegie Hall as principal bassist of the New York String Seminar Orchestra, under the baton of Jaime Laredo. He has also appeared on NPR’s “From the Top.” As a chamber musician, he has appeared at Marlboro Music and the Delaware Chamber Music Festival.
Also a composer, Mr. Foley studies composition with Eric Sessler and Edgar Meyer at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he currently pursues a Bachelor of Music degree under Hal Robinson and Edgar Meyer. He studied previously with Douglas Sommer, and has trained as part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program.