Anna Hashimoto

Anna Hashimoto (ARAM)’s career encompasses appearances as a soloist and orchestral musician alongside a commitment to education.

After winning the Young Clarinettists Competition in Tokyo in 2003, she made her Barbican debut with the English Chamber Orchestra aged 15, and won international clarinet competitions in Carlino, Italy in 2009 and Kortrijk, Belgium in 2010.  Her solo career took her to major venues across Europe and Japan, performing concertos with orchestras such as the Brussels Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic, and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestras, with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Myung-Whun Chung and Martyn Brabbins. Her solo CD albums have all been widely broadcast and received high praise. She is a founding member of the Atéa Quintet, who is Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

She has appeared as guest principal clarinet with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Japan Chamber Orchestra, and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. She is a visiting clarinet tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Wells Cathedral School, chamber music coach at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, and since 2020 she has been one of the clarinet tutors for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She has given masterclasses and judged numerous competitions such as Japan Clarinet Society’s Young Clarinettists Competition and the Cardiff Clarinet Convention.

Anna is a Vandoren-UK artist. She plays on Peter Eaton International clarinets and basset clarinet.

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