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Roxan Jurkevich

Roxan Jurkevich

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Roxan Jurkevich has just moved back to NYC after having been Principal Percussionist and Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra in Spain since January 1992. A native New Yorker, she has played on various Broadway shows (West Side Story, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls), as well as in multiple symphonic and contemporary music groups, both overseas (Israel Philharmonic; London Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Flemish Philharmonic (Antwerp, Belgium)), as well as in the NY/Tri-state area (Metropolitan Opera, Oratorio Society of NY, New Jersey Symphony, Stamford Symphony and Opera, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Bang On a Can, Drumfire, etc...). She is an active chamber musician and most recently premiered the first-ever duo for marimba and electric guitar, composed by Gene Pritsker.

    Besides running a private percussion studio, Roxan is Associate Professor of Percussion at Mediterranean Music College in Valencia, Spain. In addition to percussion, Roxan is a self-proclaimed synth-nerd and also produces electronic and electro-acoustic music in her home studio. She also does some contracting, both small regional tours as well as single-program rehearsals and concerts in Spain.

    Roxan has recorded with her Latin Grammy-winning orchestra for major record labels such as EMI, RCA/Victor, Decca and Naxos, and is a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Pearl Drums, RhythmTech Percussion, Freer Percussion, and JG Percussion. Ms. Jurkevich is a graduate of The Juilliard School with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Percussion Performance, having attended The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College prior to transferring to Juilliard. She also attended Juilliard's Pre-college division while in high-school.

    Roxan is an ISSA-Certified personal fitness trainer and nutrition coach, and is the founder of The Fit Musician, born of her mission to get musicians everywhere to prioritize their physical and mental health at least as much as they do the practice of their instruments. She works 1:1 with clients, also offering group sessions for youth orchestras and conservatory/music students.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Boston/New England

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator
    • Music Producer/Record Producer
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Orchestral, Latin and Electronic percussion and drums

    My Instruments

    • Drums
    • Percussion
    • Synth - keyboards
    • Other
    • MIDI Controllers controlling soft-synths/VST's

    Software

    • Ableton

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • ASCAP