Hailing from Marietta, Georgia, double bassist Xavier Foley has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Nashville Symphony, the Brevard Concert Orchestra in Florida, and with the Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall and recently debuted with Philadelphia Orchestra, 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 as only the second double bassist in YCA’s history next season. 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. He 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. 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 Rumano Solano.
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