Sae Hashimoto is a percussionist based in New York City who is a passionate advocate for contemporary music. She has served as guest timpanist with the New York Philharmonic and has performed off-stage at the Metropolitan Opera. She is currently the principal timpanist of the New Jersey-based orchestra Symphony in C.
In 2014, she gave the world premiere of Robin de Raaff’s Percussion Concerto. In 2017, she premiered two works by John Zorn for solo vibraphone and improvised rhythm section, which is featured on The Interpretation of Dreams (Tzadik).
Hashimoto received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, with the support of the Kovner Fellowship. As part of her fellowship with Ensemble Connect, she teaches at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in New York City.