Sae Hashimoto is a Japanese-born percussionist whose multifaceted career extends beyond barriers of genre and classification. Her unique approach to performance is cultivated by her intensive classical training and a decade of freelance experience in NYC performing symphonic, baroque, contemporary, and avant-garde music. She currently serves as the principal timpanist of the New Jersey-based orchestra Symphony in C, and performs as a baroque timpanist, collaborating with groups such as Clarion, TENET Vocal Artists, and Juilliard 415. In the fall of 2021, she joined the acclaimed piano/percussion quartet Yarn/Wire. Hashimoto also performs frequently with other leading contemporary ensembles, including Talea Ensemble, Wet Ink Large Ensemble, and National Sawdust Ensemble. As a leading interpreter of John Zorn’s music for the vibraphone, she has performed his music, including over a dozen premieres, at venues all around the U.S. and beyond. Her latest project featuring original music is Archipelago X, an improv-based trio consisting of Brian Marsella on keyboards and 2022 MacArthur Fellow Ikue Mori on electronics. Hashimoto is a graduate of The Juilliard School.