Rainer Hersch

Conductor and Comedian

Rainer Hersch is a comedian and musician who has performed on every major comedy stage in Britain and abroad.  He has appeared thirteen times at the Edinburgh Festival, had numerous comedy-concert series at the South Bank in London, featured in comedy clubs all across Europe and in TV shows around the world.

Hersch’s unique take on classical music has made a huge impact, as he is described as ‘Victor Borge for a new generation’ by The Times and his concerts have been praised by the likes of BBC Radio 4 as ‘classical music comedy at its best’ with his comedy celebrated by the The Daily Telegraph: ‘At last a musical comedian with a difference – he is really funny’.

Rainer Hersch will be presenting a one of a kind classical music concert that fuses both the spectacles of a classic music performance with innovative comedic elements for a night to remember at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 1 April, 2023. Hersch will be leading the Rainer Hersch Orkestra in an evening full of surprises, with special guests including Classic FM’s Zeb Soanes, Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, singer-songwriter, musician and comedian Earl Okin, and singing maestro James Oldfield.


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