Mr. Zoran Jakovcic
Office: RiverCenter 2602
Discipline: Strings - Viola
Zoran Jakovcic was a member of the Maia Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Iowa, from 2005-2010. During his tenure, the quartet performed throughout the US, Japan and China, collaborated with leading chamber musicians including Joel Krosnick, Andre-Michel Schub, Cynthia Phelps, Daniel Avshalomov and Wendy Warner, and premiered and recorded works by Pierre Jalbert, Magnus Lindberg, Dan Coleman, Vivian Fung and Ronn Yedidia. As a member of the Maia Quartet, Mr. Jakovcic taught and performed at the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing, China, Up-Beat Festival in Hokkaido, Japan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Austin Chamber Music Festival.
A native of Croatia, Mr. Jakovcic made his solo orchestral debut at the age of 12 and was a winner of a top prize at the National Competition in Zagreb. He has performed in recital and as soloist with various orchestras in Europe, Japan, China and the US. For 10 years, Mr. Jakovcic was first violinist of the Essex Quartet, winner of numerous competitions and awards with residences at Juilliard, Yale, Rutgers, Meadowmount, Banff and Aspen. Mr. Jakovcic graduated from the Juilliard School as a student of Dorothy Delay and served as teaching assistant to Robert Mann of the Juilliard Quartet. An accomplished teacher and administrator, Mr. Jakovcic has founded the Arcady International Music Camp and the Thurnauer Chamber Music Camp, and served on the faculty of the Mannes College Preparatory Division and the University of Iowa.