Petromila Jakas graduated violin on Music Academy in Zagreb at age of twenty in class of Goran Končar. At the same age she became the full time member of Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra and was collaborating with contemporary music ensemble Cantus.

      She completed postgraduate study in violin on Music Academy in Zagreb in class of Taras Pecheny and postgraduate study in chamber music on University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz in class of Chia Chou.


Petromila won prizes on numerous international music competitions.

-1st Prize on European Music Competition Citta di Moncalieri (Italy 2012)

-Special Prize for Contemporary Music Performance on Malta International Competition (Malta, 2013)

-1st Absolute Prize and Special Prize for Contemporary Music Performance on International Competition Amigdala (Italy, 2014)

-1 st Prize for duo performance on International Competition Trofeo di Greci (Italy, 2015)

-1 st Absolute Prize on International Music Competition Paolo Barrasso (Italy, 2017)

-1 st Absolute Prize and Special Prize Riccardo Vianello on International Music Competition Premio Franz Schubert (Italy, 2017)

 As a soloist has performed with Bisyoc Orchestra (United Kingdom),  Classical Orchestra of Alessandria (Italy), Town Šibenik Chamber Orchestra (Croatia) and Zagreb Chamber Orchestra (Croatia), where she performes regulary as a concertmaster and a soloist. 

      Petromila received numerous acknowledgements for performing contemporary music. While performing the Gran Prix Finale of the International Competition in Rijeka (2001, Croatia) she got a recognition for interpretation of Anders Nortdentoft's Atrani from Grusian pianist Marina Ambokadze, who was the juror of the competition. Also, her contemporary music performances were well excepted on Music Biennale Zagreb (2005) and on international music competitions. By winning the Special Prize on Malta International Competition, Petromila got an honor of presenting the world premiere of piece Opaque Silence-Symbia III, composed by American composer John M. Kennedy (April 2013, Valletta). 

      In season 2016/2017  Petromila was perfecting her art in class of Violeta Smailović-Huart by attending Cycle de Virtuosite programm on Schola Cantorum in Paris, where in June 2017 she received Dyplome de Virtuositè.

Repertoire (works played in period 2013-2019)

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