Charting a sonic odyssey, the award-winning Eunice Kim and Xavier Foley perform a sparkling mix of violin and bass duos and solos. Inventive and engaging together on stage, the pair began their journey while students at the famed Curtis Institute, playing and improvising in exploration of their two stringed instruments. A noted composer, Xavier Foley has written expressive works for the duo, which they program along with repertoire from a variety of eras and cultures, including Baroque, Irish, Latin, and contemporary works. They have appeared in café’s and concert halls from Philadelphia to DC, Detroit and beyond.
Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass. Winner of a prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, he was recently co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization for a new work entitled “For Justice and Peace” for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra, which was recently performed at venues including Carnegie Hall as part of a program designed to promote social justice. Eunice Kim & Xavier Foley include “For Justice and Peace” in their concerto repertoire.
“Foley fit deftly into the music, the bass a bedrock with rich overtones…The bass plays many roles – singer, near comic, supporting actor, star – and Foley used them all.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
A young artist with a unique voice, violinist Eunice Kim has been proclaimed “just superb” by The New York Times and “a born performer” by Epoch Times. The Astral Award-winning violinist has been featured soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisville Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others.
“a remarkable violinist… supple, sensitive playing, flawless technique” – Quoted in The Strad
Xavier Foley appears by courtesy of Young Concert Artists, [yca.org].