From Marietta, Georgia, double bassist Xavier Foley is the First Prize winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition. As such, he has appeared as soloist with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Brevard Concert Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Sphinx Virtuosi on October 2014. Xavier is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2014 National Auditions, which has helped grant Xavier access to traditional and non-traditional performance venues.
Xavier was recently on tour with the Sphinx Virtuosi 2014 while being featured as a soloist, performing throughout the east and west coast of the United States.
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.
Xavier’s double bass was hand crafted by Rumano Solano.