Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Jeffrey Jurciukonis

Jeffrey Jurciukonis

Jeffrey received his first cello lessons from his father, an amateur musician, and continued in the Rapid City, SD public schools.  Instruction continued at the New School of Music in Philadelphia after his family returned to Bucks County, PA - further studies yielded degrees in music from the universities of Miami, FL and Memphis, TN.  He first joined the MSO before entering what was then MSU, later moving to Little Rock, AR to form what would become the Quapaw Quartet of the Arkansas Symphony. a position he held for 12 years.  Returning to the symphony here, he remains based in Little Rock, maintaining a circa 1911 house in the historic Quapaw Quarter district, managing an automotive orphanage for neglected international classics, and sailing a wooden Thistle (#1178 - "Y.U.I. Oughta" ) on nearby Lake Maumelle.