As a soloist he has performed in concert halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid and Teatro Monumental de Madrid.
Xavier Larsson has been awarded with first prizes for his virtuoso and multifaceted playing at national and international music competitions, including the Classic Winds International Festival 2016 Cologne/Bonn in Germany, the SaxoVoce 2016 in France, the 10th Intermusica Competition in Austria, the 8th Michal Spisak Competition and 2nd International Saxophone Music Competition Lodz in Poland, the Critic's Prize of El Primer Palau 2010 and the Concurso Permanente Jóvenes Intérpretes Jeunesses Musicales 2009 in Spain. He is also a prizewinner of the 3rd International Saxophone Competition JM Londeix in Thailand.
In addition to his solo career, he is active in several ensembles, such as the Fukio Saxophone Quartet and the Trio SpiegelBild (saxophone, piano and accordion).
Born in 1991 on the island of Menorca, Xavier Larsson started playing the violin and later switched to the saxophone. He recived his Konzertexamen at the Musikhochschule Köln with distinction and additionally a master degree in New Music.
Currently he teaches saxophone ensemble at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona.
Xavier speaks spanish, catalan, swedish, german and english.
"Xavier Larsson is a fantastic musician. I met him the first time in Germany. I was impressed by the quality of his sound and his presence on stage. I wish him a long and beautiful career"
Alexander Tharaud, pianist
"Xavier is a highly virtuoso saxophonist but above all a true musician and at the same time modest and collegial. I would work with him again anytime!"
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor