Annette Jakovcic | cello
The third generation cellist in her family, Annette Jakovcic enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. As a soloist, she has been invited to perform recitals throughout the US, Europe and Asia and has been praised for her ‘transparent…heartbreakingly sincere’ sound (Richard Dyer, Boston Globe). Jakovcic has performed in numerous festivals
such as the Ravel and Casals festivals in France, Lavaux Classic, Niederlenzer Musiktage and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Festival Neo in Serbia and Yellow Barn Young Artist Program in the US. Notable chamber music partners have included Pavel Vernikov, Pierre Amoyal, Tamás Varga, Gérard Poulet and Ettore Causa. Jakovcic has participated in master classes with distinguished musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Steven Isserlis, Ivan Monighetti, Philippe Muller and Gary Hoffman.
At 16 Jakovcic began her University studies with Wendy Warner at the Columbus State University. She later continued her studies with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory in Boston. She founded the Ivani Quartet which was mentored by Kim Kashkashian and members of the Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets. The quartet won numerous awards, such as first prize and audience prize in the Plowman International Competition, first prize in the ‘Remember Enescu’ International Competition in Romania and third prize in the Fischoff International Chamber Competition. The quartet had a residency at the Bowdoin International Summer Festival in Maine and took part in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar. In 2022 Jakovcic completed her master’s degree with distinction at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg in the class of Clemens Hagen. During her studies she performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto as a soloist at the Haus für Mozart in Salzburg with the Universität Mozarteum Orchestra. She was also invited to play a recital under the Stiftung Mozarteum Organization. She is continuing her studies with Nicolas Altstaedt at the Hochschüle für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin and works with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as an academy member. She plays on a 1742 Andrea Castagneri cello from Paris that had previously belonged to her grandfather.