This is the page if you are interested in booking Rainer for a corporate event. Scroll down to learn more and see videos of him performing.
Rainer Hersch is an ideal entertainer for corporate dinners, awards ceremonies and conferences. His many clients have included
His act is sophisticated, novel, appeals across nationalities, is clean, funny and can be tailored to match your brief. At corporate events he performs either:
This act is unique in corporate entertainment. Rainer Hersch appears on stage with an classical orchestra (minimum 8) corrupting the great works of classical music with hilarious results. The pieces they play are recognised by everyone, whether or not they know anything about music, from The William Tell Overture to Land of Hope and Glory. A popular highlight is when Rainer uses members of the audience to participate in a conducting competition. Rainer can either work with his own musicians or rehearse and perform with local professionals. A typical set is 30-45 minutes. As an added service, Rainer and the orchestra can play light dinner music before or after the comedy performance.
An excerpt of Rainer and his orchestra at a corporate event:
Rainer presents an engaging, structured module called "Peak Performance" - what can business learn from a symphony orchestra. He uses comedy, a PowerPoint presentation and plenty of musical examples to discuss the question of leadership as applied by a conductor. Starting simply on the theme ‘what the hell does a conductor actually do?’ Rainer goes on to touch on specific leadership challenges:
"Thank you Rainer for delivering such a successful event. Your talk on the conductor as leader was first class - accessible to all of our staff, from cleaners to senior managers, and relevant and enjoyable. Everybody took something away from the event that they can use in their daily work. The orchestra were astonishingly good and added to the occasion. The staff really enjoyed experiencing classical music up close, which surprised many of them. You were such good fun. We have been running the annual staff conference for a few years now, and this is the first time that our staff gave a standing ovation to a keynote speaker. Highly recommended."
“Hugely entertaining and kept everyone engaged after a long day of presentations and information sessions. Rainer combines music and comedy with some very original perspectives on leadership and motivation. Quite unique!”
“The mix of comedy and classical music was hugely entertaining and the auditorium was filled with laughter from start to finish. Our delegates not only had a brilliant time but they also left with fascinating insights on what conductors do as well as key takeaways on leadership and motivational techniques for teams.”
"Rainer was funny, professional and his presentation was thought provoking whilst entertaining. There was a well-balanced amount of audience interaction and musical entertainment that provided the perfect backdrop to our Corporate Strategy Day. We would definitely recommend."
Available with or without orchestra of eight musicians.
Rainer is a highly successful stand-up comedian who has often closed the show at the famous Comedy Store in London. He applies all this experience and material to full effect for your event. If required to perform a comedy set - on stage he uses a keyboard, microphone and, if available, PowerPoint facilities to produce entertainment which is both funny and classy. The music he plays is immediately recognizable. Highlights include when Rainer illustrates how classical composers stole their best ideas from adverts on the television and shows the audience what they are really singing in opera. A typical set is 15 – 30 minutes.
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(Also see under Keyote Speaker, above) Rainer has performed at awards ceremonies, dinners, receptions in locations ranging from the Tower of London to the Villa Rothschild, Monte Carlo. These are some of the comments he has received:
"A fun, interactive session – perfect for flagging brains at the end of a day. Under Hersch’s guidance, his conducting clear and expressive, a tuneless rendition of Happy Birthday became something subtle and, by the end, rousing."
"Bloody brilliant! The standard of the party entertainment matched that of the whole event and was pitched perfectly for our
"Brilliant! It was a pity that timings meant that we could only have 15 minutes of Rainer and his orchestra."
"Rainer, Standing ovations are something that our Nemo conference only gives once ever few years but the one received on Saturday night, couldn’t have been more deserving to you & your orchestra. We had a wide age group to please & undoubtedly your brand/style of entertainment engages with your audience to ensure everyone goes away feeling good. Congratulations & very much appreciated."
"Thank you so much for putting on a fantastic performance last night and helping to make the Farmers Weekly Awards such a great success. The audience loved you and you really put them into a party mood that lasted all evening".
"Rainer was great. There was loads of positive feedback."
“Rainer, thank you so, so much for last night. You and the team went down an absolute storm. You have been the talk of the town today”.
“Your performance with orchestra was the highlight of the evening”.
“Congratulations on a truly excellent contribution to the conference which fitted our Russian/German theme perfectly”.
“Thank you, Rainer, we all really enjoyed the show at the Hilton Hotel”
For all engagements - national and international (except Germany) use the details below. All enquiries receive a same day, personal reply. For engagements in Germany, see the German page.
Masterpiece Entertainment Ltd
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