Charting a sonic odyssey, the award-winning Eunice Kim and Xavier Foley join forces to 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 cafés and concert halls from Philadelphia to Washington DC, Detroit to Los Angeles.
Eunice Kim is no stranger to Twin Cities audiences, as a high-profile member of the SPCO. Called “just superb” by The New York Times, she recently made solo debuts with The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Louisville Symphony, and she toured Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany and South Korea with the ensemble “Curtis On Tour.” A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Kim is an avid chamber musician, who performs regularly at noted festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Music From Angel Fire, Taos School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Double bassist and composer Xavier Foley is renowned for his dynamism and virtuosity on the bass, as well as for his compositions. The winner of a prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Foley was recently co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Sphinx Organization for a work entitled “For Justice and Peace” for violin, bass, and string orchestra, which was performed at Carnegie Hall with Eunice Kim as violin soloist as part of a program designed to promote social justice. “For Justice and Peace” was also performed at the Ordway Concert Hall in by the Sphinx Virtuosi in February of 2020 as a co-presentation of the four organizations of the Arts Partnership.
“Together, the two musicians become much more than a duet.”