Washington Squared (W² percussion) is a newly formed New York based percussion duo. Nicholas Gigante and Yang Chen met while studying at New York University where they are both pursuing Masters degrees in Percussion Performance. W² is affiliated with Cisum Percussion, a Brooklyn based percussion collective, and will be performing with them in their next season. W² is interested in expanding the percussion duo repertoire and has recently launched a Call for Scores within the NYU composition department. Chosen works will be workshopped and performed in Spring 2019. Constantly seeking performance opportunities, W² percussion will be entering the NYU Percussion Competition in Fall 2018 for the opportunity to perform Avner Dorman’s Spices, Perfumes, and Toxins with the NYU Orchestra. Most recently, they have performed in a masterclass for Eriko Daimo and the NYU Chamber Ensemble Concert. W² percussion is a Vic Firth endorsed artist.