Kurt-Hans Goedicke Hon.RAM, was born and educated in Berlin, Germany. He graduated with Honours
from U.d.K (Universität der KÏ‹nste, formerly fÏ‹r Musik).

He has held the following positions as Principal Timpanist:

Ten years Principal Timpanist, RTE SO Dublin, Ireland


1964 – 2000 Principal Timpanist, London Symphony Orchestra


2000 -current Principal Timpanist Emeritus, London Symphony

He had held the following teaching positions:

Two years Professor for Timpani, Guildhall School of Music and
1993 Professor for Timpani, Royal Academy of Music


1994-2000 Head of Timpani and Percussion, Royal Academy of Music


2000-2004 Senior Professor of Timpani, Royal Academy of Music


2004-current Distinguished Fellow in Timpani and Percussion and

Head of Department,Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Kurt Hans Goedicke has held masterclasses all over the world including in Tokyo, Berlin, New York and
the UK. In 1997, Kurt was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music. In 2008/2009, he was tutor and coach to EUYO.