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Xavier Foley

double bass

Sunday Concert

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A visionary young artist known for his passionate performances, interpretive depth, and advocacy for equity in the field of music, bassist Xavier Foley makes his debut at the Phillips. Winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career grant, 2016 Young Concert Artist Competition, and 2014 Sphinx competition, Foley is also an active composer who was recently commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization for a new work titled For Justice and Peace for violin, bass, and string orchestra.

For his Phillips-debut, Foley presents a number of his own exuberant works for solo bass alongside J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, a haunting and searching work performed in a transcription for double bass that suits the depth and hue of the instrument perfectly.


This event will be broadcast live from the Music Room on Sunday, February 26 at 4 pm. To reserve a ticket, follow the link above to register. All registered ticket holders will receive a link directing them to a livestream webpage where the performance can be accessed. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance “On Demand” for 48 hours following the broadcast time.

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. 

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.

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