As a composer, Gene's works have been performed in more than 40 countries, on 5 continents, with hundreds of performances per year and his landmark book, titled TWO, is currently used in more than 75 university curricula. In 2012, Dr. Koshinski was named the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for best new score for large ensemble for his work Concerto for Marimba and Choir. While his compositions are most often heard in the concert hall, they have also been heard at film festivals, art museums and ballets, and recently as background music in the award winning short film The Passage, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His career has been filled with incredible opportunities to perform with many celebrated artists/organizations, including NFL Films, Late Show with David Letterman, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), David Samuels, Wycliffe Gordon, Ingrid Jensen, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Philadelphia Boys Choir, The Lettermen, Hartford Symphony, Minnesota Ballet, Percussive Arts Society International Convention (8 appearances), and as principal percussionist for the Duluth Symphony for the past 12 years. Dr. Koshinski’s performances have been heard on the CBS, PBS, ESPN and TBS/TNT television networks, as well as NPR, and he has recorded for the Naxos, Innova, Centaur, MSR Classics and Equilibrium record labels.
Dr. Koshinski is a founding member of the Quey Percussion Duo, a touring group that has dazzled audiences worldwide with their unmistakable style that blends traditions of Western percussion, “world,” contemporary, classical, and popular music to create colorful sound worlds that often place focus on interlocking counterpoint and musical multi-tasking. QPD has just released their new album soniChroma on the Innova label, which includes Koshinski’s exhilarating double percussion concerto. The group is the only professional percussion duo in the United States that holds a full-time university residency, offering an entirely unique experience for their students.