Kurt-Hans Goedicke Hon.RAM, was born and educated in Berlin, Germany. He graduated with Honours
from U.d.K (Universität der Kϋnste, formerly fϋr 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


Hans Goedicke has held masterclasses all over the world including in Tokyo, Berlin, New York and
the UK. In 2008/2009, he was tutor and coach to EUYO.