“Mesmerizing!“ – Classic FM
“Twincussion Duo, whose precision and energy were nothing short of amazing.” – Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Charismatic rising stars Jen-Ting and Jen-Yu Chien, the twin brothers that make up this percussion dynamic duo, are engaged advocates for Taiwanese folk songs, perceptive arrangers of Western classical showpieces, and champions of contemporary composers. Their technically superb and accessible programs connect music from East Asia to the West and instruments from marimbas, toms, and wind-chimes to Chinese opera gongs and electronics. Their concerts, appearances, and masterclasses are in growing demand on the international contemporary new music scene.
In 2023, the duo was selected as the Artist of Center Stage Season 6, presented by the U.S. Department of State. In their month-long tour, they performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and traveled to Washington State for concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and many more cultural exchanges. More recently, they gave a world premiere of a new double concerto “Flamboyer“, composed by Li-Ying Wu (TW/DK), with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and star conductor Alondra De la Parra.
Jen-Ting and Jen-Yu both hold the Advanced Postgraduate (Soloist) Diploma at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and are currently artists of Yamaha and Innovative Percussion.