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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Bassist Xavier Foley, 26 — "Deeply Expressive" & "Dazzling Virtuosity"

Xavier was recently described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "A dazzling player who hears borders between styles as limitations best ignored”

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson, Xavier is a former first prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Astral National Auditions, and the Sphinx Competition. He was recently recognized on New York WQXR’s “19 for 19” Artists to Watch list and featured on PBS Thirteen’s NYC-ARTs. In 2018, he was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

His recent debuts include solo engagements with the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Sphinx Symphony, and Sphinx Virtuosi.

He has also appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival, Tippet Rise Music Festival, Bridgehampton and Skaneateles Festivals, New Asia Chamber Music Society, South Mountain Concerts, and the Wolf Trap Festival.

Also a composer, Foley was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Sphinx Organization, and New World Symphony to write a new work entitled “For Justice and Peace” for violin, bass, and string orchestra. The piece was recently performed at venues like Carnegie Hall, as part of a program designed to promote social justice.

Xavier will be featured in the upcoming second season of The Violin Channel Vanguard Concerts series.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 2 IN D MINOR | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY & RUBEN RENGEL | FOLEY | DOUBLE CONCERTO "FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE" | SPHINX VIRTUOSI | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | FOLEY | "THE PRINCE" A MACHIAVELLIAN THEME | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | FOLEY | MOUNTAIN SKETCHES | KINGDOM HEIGHTS | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | FOLEY | MOUNTAIN SKETCHES | THE SACRIFICE | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | FOLEY | MOUNTAIN SKETCHES | SUNRISE | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | FOLEY | "UPRIGHT METAL" FOR SOLO BASS | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | FOLEY | ETUDE NO. 12 "RECONSTRUCTION" | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY & EUNICE KIM | FOLEY | IRISH FANTASY DUO | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | BACH (ARR. FOLEY) | THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER | PRELUDE | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY & AMY ZANROSSO | MOZART | VIOLIN SONATA IN E MINOR K. 304 | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | ETUDE NO. 10 "THE DANCE" | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | ETUDE NO. 3 | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY & KELLY LIN | FOLEY | ALWAYS ON THE MOVE | 3RD MVT | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 1 IN G MAJOR | ALLEMANDE | YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS | 2018 NEW YORK DEBUT 

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY | ORIGINAL WORK | IRISH FANTASY | YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS | 2018 NEW YORK DEBUT 

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY & KELLY LIN | JOHANNES MATTHIAS SPERGER | SONATA IN B MINOR | 2ND MVT | YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS | 2018 NEW YORK DEBUT

VC YOUNG ARTIST XAVIER FOLEY & KELLY LIN | FRANCK | SONATA IN A MAJOR | 3RD MVT | YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS | 2018 NEW YORK DEBUT
Name: Xavier Foley 
Double Bass: 2008 Rumano Solano
Bow: Carbow
Strings: D'Addario Helicore 
Accessories: Pops Rosin
Teachers: Edgar Meyer | Hal Robinson
Schools: Curtis Institute of Music 
Website: www.xavierfoley.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/xavierfoley
Instagram: @xavierfoleybass

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