Xavier Foley, Double Bassist and Composer
Composer and Bassist Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. Winner of a prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, he was recently recognized on New York WQXR’s “19 for 19” Artists to Watch list. As a concert soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Brevard Concert Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Sphinx Symphony and Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall. Also a composer, Foley was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization for a new work designed to promote social
justice entitled “For Justice and Peace” for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra, which was recently performed as part of New West Symphony’s American Melting Pot segment of its Global Sounds, Local Cultures online series.