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The third generation cellist in her family, Annette Jakovcic has been invited to perform recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia and has been praised for her sound being “transparent…heartbreakingly sincere”. (Richard Dyer, Boston Globe). 

Annette has performed in festivals such as the Ravel festival in France,  Pau Casals Festival in Catalonia, Allegro Vivo and ConcertiCorti in Austria,  Lavaux Classic, Niederlenzer Musiktage, and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Festival Neo in Serbia, and Yellow Barn Young Artist Program in the United States. Notable chamber music partners have included Pierre Amoyal, Ettore Causa, Pavel Vernikov, Gérard Poulet, Péter Nagy, and Tamás Varga. Annette has participated in masterclasses with distinguished musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Steven Isserlis, Ivan Monighetti, Philippe Muller, and Gary Hoffman.​

Annette began her studies with Wendy Warner. She pursued her Bachelor’s degree with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory in Boston. She was mentored by members of the Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets and as a chamber musician won top prizes in the Plowman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. She was also a string-quartet fellow at the Bowdoin International Summer Festival and the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar. 

Annette completed her master’s degree 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 Salzburg Festspielehaus with the Universität Mozarteum Orchestra. She was also invited to play a recital under the Stiftung Mozarteum Organization.  

Since 2022, she plays regularly with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as a member of the academy program. In 2023 she won the Fritz Leitermeyer Strings Competition of the Vienna Philharmonic Academy. She currently studies with Nicolas Altstaedt at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

Annette plays on a 1742 Andrea Castagneri cello from Paris that had previously belonged to her grandfather.