Bassist Xavier Foley Claims Black and Latino $50,000 Sphinx Competition Grand Prize


19 year old, American double bassist Xavier Foley has been awarded the US $50,000 1st Prize at the Sphinx Competition, in Detroit USA.

The Sphinx Competition, held annually, is open to American Black and Latino Junior High, High School and College students – and is aimed at the encouragement, development and recognition of classical music talent in the Black and Latin communities .

2nd Prize was awarded to violinist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore – and 3rd prize to cellist Nicholas Mariscal.


(Pictured: Xavier Foley, Nicholas Mariscal  and Clayton Penrose-Whitmore)