Hardtke timpani

20th Century Classic Timpani & Bass Drums by Hardtke

The Berliner Paukenwerkstatt is a leading provider of timpani and percussion instruments for symphony orchestras and educational institutions worldwide.

The classical timpani was made by Wolfgang Hardtke in his workshop in Berlin, Germany. Marco Hardtke has been running the company since 2014.

The product selection ranges from the Berlin and Dresden classical timpani to drums and flight cases. All products are custom-made according to customer requirements.



Berlin classic timpani

Berlin Classic Timpani

The Berlin Classic is made in accordance with 1950’s Berlin traditions with quality craftsmanship infusing modern technology.

Berlin Classic – details

Dresden classic timpani

Dresden Classic Timpani

The Dresden Classic in classic European style combines the timeless tone of Dresden-style drums with modern quality.

Dresden Classic – details

Orchestra bass drum

Orchestra Bass Drums

The Hardtke philharmonic bass drums offer an unprecedented naturally rich, low-frequency response that is ideal for use in philharmonic concerts.

Bass Drum details

Timpani fligtht cases

Instrument Flight Cases

These specially designed flight cases are available in a range of standard sizes to match our standard instrument models.

Instrument Flight Cases


Since using Hardtke Timpani I no longer get asked by Conductors to “use harder sticks” or to play “dryer”. So from the player’s perspective, I feel I can play with a lot of freedom.

Tim Corkeron / Principal Timpanist, Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Reference: Tim Corkeronhttps://qso.com.au/about/artists