A very quick hello and 2023 greetings! Last year was quite a whirlwind and this year has already been quite eventful. I began the year quite unwell but am all […]
Autumn is here!
Happy October everyone – as it gets chillier and darker, here is a quick look back at the last few months… In May I could enjoy working on the Royal […]
Greetings from sunny Nagano, where it has been lovely to have a week of relaxation and peace with family! This is a mountainous region with lots of beauty spots and […]
A little greeting after a long hiatus!
Hello! It has been a good long while since I’ve updated anything, but this is a quick note to say everything is OK and this year feels like it is […]
A more springlike time
Hello everyone and happy April! After being more regular with posts in winter, apologies for a bit of silence. This is a bit of a catch-up and update. Returning to […]
Final week in Japan…
With mixed feelings I am counting down the days until flying back home to London. I’m looking forward to my own bed and being able to understand what’s being said […]
Atéa’s third “Chamber Music Zoom”
I’m very happy to share that my wind quintet are holding another online day-long workshop, Chamber Music Zoom! We held the first of these events last summer, covering three quintets […]
Anna turns coffee critic with a guide to her top ten places for a coffee in Tokyo!
Hiroshima cancelled as covid cases continue to rise…
Greetings from sunny Tokyo! This is just a short post to share about the Hiroshima concert which was cancelled, and why it was both expected and unexpected. I’m sure the […]
Hope for the future: first live concerts of 2021!
A huge thank you to all those who joined one or both of the concerts on Monday, whether in person or online! It has been such a joy to rehearse, […]
Featured in ‘The Clarinet’ magazine!
A belated Happy New Year! Despite these challenging times and constant uncertainty, especially for the Arts, I feel fortunate to have ended 2020 being inspired once again by the young […]
Clarinet maintenance and hair cuts
I hope you all had a restful and quiet Christmas break, whatever the limitations… My greatest gift was being able to eat with my grandparents, having finished the self-isolation! On […]
‘Anna Hashimoto from Lockdown London’, published in Pipers, Japanese wind magazine!
The 14 days of self isolation is nearly over…and it seems surreal to be seeing London reported every day on Japanese news. How quickly the situation has changed, and I […]
One week in Japan: how I am coping with self isolation
Greetings from a sunny crisp winter day in Tokyo! I’ve now passed the halfway mark of self-isolation and am enjoying it so far. This is a short post to share […]
Greetings from Japan!
Hello from Day 1 of my 14-day self-isolation in Tokyo. Since travel to Japan is still fairly strict, I thought it would be interesting to share the journey process thus […]
My longest trip to Japan! (and other news)
Hello from Tier 2 London! Despite the end of lockdown, I will pretty much spend the next week isolating as much as possible to prepare to fly to Japan on […]
When Zoom meetings become more and more surreal
Greetings to everyone, we’ve made it through two weeks of Lockdown 2 now in the UK! I thought I would share some of what I’ve been up to this week… […]
How do online workshops work? Here is some feedback!
I hope everyone is well and managing this second lockdown. My days have not changed so much as I have mostly worked from home this year, and in the last […]
Hallowe’en and Spooky music: Richard Bullen
Happy Hallowe’en everyone! Every time it gets to this time of year I think back to spooky pieces I’ve come across, and the composer who immediately springs to mind is […]
Learning from children: a week of musical workshops
Workshops with the Chineke Orchestra in primary and secondary schools with music by Beethoven, Sancho, and Wilson.