Peer Neumann

Peer Neumann draws his seemingly unstoppable energy for playing music from his socialisation in rock and techno in the Frankfurt underground scene during the early 90s. After completing his studies in music and a brief stop in Mannheim, he went to Berlin, where he initially toured with Berlin jazz anarchists (Sandra Weckert and Kathrin Lemke) and recorded in the studio. Later he met Marlon Browden and John Scofield Drummer (a transplant from New York), with whom he formed the band Cherry, playing the keyboard, and later the drums. In 2005 he discovered his love for the theatre and since then he's played in many productions at the Berliner Ensemble and the Neuköllner Oper, taking on various instruments and acting roles as well. 2010: award from the Berliner Theatergemeinde for the year's best production in Berlin for Der Parasit oder Die Kunst sein Glück zu machen. 2015: music direction and composer for Deutschstunde by Siegfried Lenz at the Berliner Ensemble. 2017: After the change in the theatre's leadership, “ resident pianist” at the Berliner Ensemble. In 2007 Peer Neumann played his first solo concert. Since then he's worked on his music both solo and with his trio. Together with Ulrich Wirth, he's run the production company MainBerlin since 2011.