Gene Koshinski

Gene Koshinski

Quey Percussion Duo, University of Delaware

Jaw-dropping virtuosity and a flair for the unexpected (PBS) is why Gene Koshinski has delighted audiences worldwide with his dynamic performances and creative programming. Best known for his extraordinary versatility as a percussion artist/composer, Koshinski serves as Professor of Percussion at the University of Delaware. He has performed in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Slovenia, the UK, Canada, and throughout the United States; including over 200 guest performances/lectures at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. As a composer, his works have been used in television, film, art museums, and ballet productions, and in the concert hall have been performed in more than 40 countries, in 5 continents, with hundreds of performances per year. His performances have been heard on the CBS, PBS, ESPN and TBS/TNT television networks, on Netflix as well as NPR, and he has recorded for the Naxos, Innova, Centaur, MSR Classics, and Equilibrium record labels. He is sponsored by Pearl/Adams, Sabian, Vic Firth, and Remo.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    I vividly remember performing Lou Harrison's "Varied Trio" on a concert (about 20 years ago) where I felt like I was listening to the piece rather than playing my part - a true "out of body" experience. This was a "light bulb" moment for sure!
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Exploration, experimentation, and improvisation continue to propel my artistic creativity.