Third generation cellist Annette Jakovcic, born in the US, began her University studies with Wendy Warner at Columbus State University at the age of 16. 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 of the "Remember Enescu" International Competition in Romania, and third prize in the Fischoff International Chamber Competition.
Annette Jakovcic performed in the Ravel and Casals festivals in France, Lavaux Classic, Niederlenzer Musiktage, and the Gstaad Menuhin Academy Festival in Switzerland, Festival Neo in Serbia, and the Yellow Barn and Bowdoin Festivals in the U.S.
Annette Jakovcic is pursuing her master's studies in the class of Clemens Hagen at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg. Highlights of her studies include performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto at the Haus für Mozart in Salzburg with the Uni Mozarteum Orchestra. Since the spring of 2022 she is pursuing studies with Nicolas Altstaedt at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. She received further guidance in masterclasses with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Steven Isserlis, Ivan Monighetti, Philippe Muller, and Gary Hoffman.