Double bassist Xavier Foley is the recipient of a prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has also won the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and First Prizes at Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Sphinx’s 2014 Competition, and the 2011 International Society of Bassists Competition. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Orchard Park (NY) Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Concert Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall. Upcoming appearances include Bottesini’s Second Concerto with the Victoria Symphony in Texas. In 2018 he made his acclaimed New York recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall and his Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center. The program included two of his own compositions. He also performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. This season he gives recitals at the Morgan Library in New York and Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. An active chamber musician, he will perform on tour and at Alice Tully Hall this season as a member of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two). He has also participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, the Bridgehampton and Skaneateles Festivals in New York, Bay Chamber and South Mountain Concerts in Massachusetts, and at Wolf Trap in Virginia. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Mr. Foley earned his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, working with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. His double bass was crafted by Rumano Solano.