Cellist, Annie Jacobs-Perkins, praised for her “hypnotic lyricism” and “ability to make the audience forget where they were” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, where she studied with Ralph Kirshbaum, and also received minors in Narrative Studies and German Studies. As the cellist in two acclaimed trios, the Callisto Piano Trio and the Aristeia Clarinet Trio, Annie enjoys an active chamber music schedule in Los Angeles. In 2016 the Aristeia Trio was offered management by Classics Alive Artists after winning the Frances Walton Competition in Seattle. Also in 2016, the Callisto Piano Trio became the youngest group in the 43-year history of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition to win a top prize in the senior division. After attending the International Holland Music Sessions in the summer of 2017, the Callisto Trio was selected to participate in the New Masters on Tour Program, and will give their debut recital in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in January of 2019.
Annie has sat as principal cellist of the Thornton Symphony Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. At age seventeen, she was selected to be associate principal for the New York String Orchestra’s 2014 concerts in Carnegie Hall. In 2015 she won the Thornton School’s Solo Bach Competition and the Burbank Philharmonic’s Hennings-Fischer Young Artist Competition. Previous teachers include Kathleen Murphy Kemp, Doleen Hood, and David Geringas. This summer Annie will be attending the Perlman Music Program and Yellow Barn, and in the fall, she will be pursuing her Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Laurence Lesser.