Quey Percussion Duo

percussion North East, MD & Townsend, DE
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For nearly 20 years, Quey [“Kway”] Percussion Duo has dazzled audiences worldwide with its unmistakable style that blends traditions of contemporary, cross-cultural, classical and popular music to create colorful sound worlds that often place focus on interlocking counterpoint and musical multitasking. The duo’s presentations have a reputation for elevating the basic acts of striking, shaking and scraping into a blast of energy and a splash of curiosity, with a pinch of whimsy.

Comprised of members Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious, QPD has performed in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, China, France, Jordan, the UK, and extensively throughout the U.S. The Quey Percussion Duo has worked with music festivals, art galleries, chamber music series, conferences (including 5 Percussive Arts Society International Convention appearances), professional orchestras, and has engaged in more than 150 university residencies worldwide. The duo also can be heard in the score of the award-winning short film “The Passage,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018.

As new music advocates, QPD has generated nearly 300 new works written for the duo (or by the duo), many of which become instant earworms for audiences and staples in the repertoire for percussionists worldwide. The duo has collaborated with renowned composers, including Pulitzer Prize recipient John Luther Adams, Emmanuel Séjourné, Alejandro Viñao, Molly Joyce, Alyssa Weinberg, Stuart Saunders Smith, Adam Silverman, Phyllis Chen, David Macbride, David M. Gordon, Ben Wahlund and Casey Cangelosi. The result of such collaborations can be seen in the group’s recordings for the Innova, Naxos, Centaur and Equilibrium record labels. A review of QPD’s most recent album, “soniChroma,” stated, “one cannot help but stand in awe of the Quey Percussion Duo.” (Percussive Notes)

QPD holds the only full-time residency by a percussion duo in the U.S. at the University of Delaware, where Koshinski and Broscious co-direct the percussion program, deliver various chamber ensembles, coordinate applied lessons and present joint studio classes. Their side-by side approach to teaching has led to many performance and recording opportunities for their students. In addition, their focus on creating high-level social media video content has led to over 2 million views of their performances. QPD is endorsed by Pearl/Adams Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drumheads and Schoenhut Toy Pianos.

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