Praised for “hypnotic lyricism, causing listeners to forget where they were for a moment,” (The New Yorker), cellist  ANNIE JACOBS-PERKINS  is the winner of the Pierre Fournier Award, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Emerging Soloist Competition, Father Merlet Award from the Pro Musicis Foundation, New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, and Hennings-Fischer Young Artist Competition. She is Artist-in-Residence of the EstOvest Festival Contemporary Cello Week and the Austin Chamber Music Center for the 2023-24 season. Jacobs-Perkins is also cellist of Trio Brontë, winner of the 2023 Ilmari Hannikainen International Chamber Music Competition. She regularly performs at venues such as the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Berliner Philharmonie, Krzyzowa Music, Ravinia Steans Institute, Yellow Barn Festival, and Marlboro Music. 

Annie’s primary teachers include Frans Helmerson, Troels Svane, Laurence Lesser, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Kathleen Murphy Kemp.

About our Rising Stars
ChamberFest Cleveland’s Rising Stars are recognized for their extraordinary talent. They are invited to deepen their connection to the art of chamber music by immersing themselves in the festival, rehearsing side by side with the leading chamber musicians of our time, and performing in a professional concert setting for discerning audiences and critics alike.