SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Bene Aperdannier

Professor for piano and ensemble

Office hours By appointment
Phone: +49 30 51 56 50 - 727
About me

About me

Professor for Piano and Ensemble, SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Keyboarder and Pianist for the German TV show „The Voice of Germany“ and „The Voice Kids“ (SAT.1/PRO 7)
Coach for the German TV show „Dein Song“ (KIKA/ZDF), the only competition for composition on German TV
Musical Director for the German TV show „Star Search“ (SAT.1)
Music School Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
freelance musician and artist
Diploma in music pedagogy, piano, focus on jazz, Berlin University of the Arts

I have contributed to these publications

DePhazz „Jelly Banquet“ (Phazz-a-Delic)

Film music for Howard Shore (Composer and Oscar Winner for „The Hobbit“ and „Lord of the rings“) and the movie „Pieces of a woman“ (Netflix), Co-Producer: Martin Scorsese

Lily Dahab, „Bajo un mismo cielo“ (Herzog Records)

Lily Dahab, „Huellas“ (Herzog Records)

Jazzkantine, „Jazzkantine spielt Volkslieder“ (Polydor/Universal)

Sandhy Sondoro „Sandhy Sondoro“ (Sony Music)

Jessica Gall, „Little Big Soul" (Herzog Records)

Lily Dahab, „Nomade“ (Peregrina Music)

Celina „Das Original“ (Four Music)

Jazzanova (Sonar Kollektiv)

Jessica Gall, „Just Like You“ (Sony Music)

Heiko Laux „Offshore Funk“ (Kanzleramt)

1996 - 2011 jazzIndeed (4 CDs, bei Traumton, ACT, NRW)

Further commitment

  • Arrangements for Orchestra and Sextett for 2 sold out concerts of the Argentine Singer Lily Dahab in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, 2022 and 2023.
  • Compositions and arrangements for the 4th album of Lily Dahab
  • Composition for the Global Health Award/Virchow Prize, 2022
  • Arrangements for an international short series for 2025 (ZDF Enterprises), still top secret

Collaborations with:
Ed Sheeran, Zoe Wees, Jason Derulo, Loi, Lukas Graham, Charlie Puth, Calum Scott, Lily Dahab, Felix Jaehn,, Mark Forster, Joy Denalane, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, James Arthur, Nico Santos, Rea Garvey, Boss Hoss, Sarah Connor, Max Herre, Freundeskreis, Die Fantastischen Vier, Vincent Weiss, Katie Melua, James Morrison, Beth Ditto, Till Brönner, Max Raabe, Udo Lindenberg, Nina Hagen, Peter Maffay, Jazzkantine, Jazzanova, Katrin Sass, Michael Schiefel, Jeff Cascaro, Jacky Terrasson, Pat Appelton, DE-PHAZZ, Jocelyn B. Smith, Lisa Bassenge, Schmidt, Gayle Tufts, Maren Kroymann, Lizzy Loeb, Micatone, Maite Kelly, Jessica Gall, Quique Sinesi,…

On tour with:
Lily Dahab, Lisa Bassenge, Joy Denalane, Freundeskreis, Laura Lopez-Castro, Jocelyn B.Smith, jazzIndeed, Flexkögel, Sarah Connor, Jessica Gall, Katrin Sass, Gayle Tufts, Maren Kroymann, Schmidt...

Support for: 
Elton John, Stadium Tour, Australia
Lionel Richie, Zenith, Paris
John Legend, E-Werk, Cologne

Film music for:
Howard Shore (composer and Oscar winner for "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings") and the film "Pieces of a woman" (Netflix), directed by Kornél Mundruczó, co-produced by Martin Scorsese / Detlev Buck ("Liebe deine Nächste"), Margarethe von Trotta ("Die abhandene Welt").

Ballet music for:
Maguerite Donlon, Saarbrücken state theatre

„Bene Aperdannier is one of the greatest German pianists and arrangers ever“ (Münstersche Zeitung)