Professor of Percussion at University of Campinas-UNICAMP (Brazil), Fernando holds a BM and MM degrees from UNICAMP, and a DMA from The City University of New York. Hashimoto's work comprises the publication of journal articles, books, and papers at international conferences, and a rich variety artistic work in Brazil and abroad, pertaining to classical and popular music.
Hashimoto served as principal timpanist of the Campinas Symphony Orchestra for 16 years and has been invited to give master classes and recitals at several universities and music festivals overseas having performed in 31 countries in Europe, Americas, Asia and USA, where he performed in 28 different states and participated in four editions of PASIC. Fernando has participated in albums released by several international labels.
Internationally recognized as an expert in Brazilian percussion repertoire, Fernando has premiered more than 50 works by Brazilian composers, many of which were commissioned or dedicated to him, highlighting, especially, 18 concertos for percussion and orchestra. He is frequently invited as jury member in several music competitions in Brazil and abroad. In recognition of his service and dedication to the music community, Hashimoto has received the 2007 Percussive Arts Society Outstanding Service Award.