For over 20 years, Quey [“Kway”] Percussion Duo has dazzled audiences worldwide with their 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 multi-tasking. Their presentations have a reputation for elevating the basic acts of striking, shaking, and scraping into a blast of energy, 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 US. They have worked with music festivals, art galleries, chamber music series, conferences (including 5 PASIC appearances), and professional orchestras, and have engaged in more than 120 university residencies worldwide. They 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 over 200 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. They have 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 their 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 US at the University of Delaware where they 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 nearly 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.