Gene Koshinski

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP EDUCATOR      

Biography

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 solo, chamber, symphonic, jazz, pop, and world music artist/composer, Koshinski serves as Professor of Percussion at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  He has performed in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Slovenia, the UK, Canada, and throughout the United States; including over 120 guest performances/lectures at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

As a composer, his works have been performed in more than 40 countries, in 5 continents, with hundreds of performances per year and his landmark book, entitled TWO, is currently used in more than 60 universities.  While his compositions are most often heard in the concert hall, they have also been heard at film festivals, art museums, and ballets.

Koshinski has performed 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. 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.  He is sponsored by Pearl/Adams, Sabian, Remo, and Innovative Percussion.

 

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