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.
Roxan 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 is the head trainer and works 1:1 with clients, also offering group sessions for youth orchestras and conservatory students.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Boston/New England
Interested in touring?
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Music Contractor/Coordinator
- Music Producer/Record Producer
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
My Primary Instrument
- Orchestral, Latin and Electronic percussion and drums
- Synth - keyboards
- MIDI Controllers controlling soft-synths/VST's
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)