TONY SLYDINI (Quintino Marucci 1900-1991)
is considered one of the two finest, 20th
teachers, lecturers and
creators of artistic, sleight of hand magic.
BILL WISCH is a full-time,
of hand artist and,
since 1971, a
lecturer, innovator, teacher,
manufacturer and convention producer.
Bill is truly honored to be Slydini’s
protégé. He has lectured Slydini's magic
since 1976 and is the only student Slydini
ever sponsored to lecture on his behalf.
was almost as if Tony Slydini’s hands had returned from the grave.”
FlashPaper" - Fort Worth, Texas - Magician's Club Newsletter – May 2012
Wisch is an outstanding platform and close-up magician, one of the best sleight-of-hand men in the business and a longtime
He is a quiet fellow who has mastered the most important concepts of fooling the mind and will
baffle you with some of the best
manipulative magic you're
likely to see. Egoists may provide the flash and noise, but magicians like Bill Wisch add dignity to the art."
--- Karl Fulves – Genii Magazine
- September, 1984
Close-up Gallery, The Magic Castle, Hollywood,
Reel Magic Magazine -TV for Magicians
Current Featured Columnist - Since
"Bill Wisch on Slydini"
Little-known tricks, advice and stories from, and about, Tony Slydini.
Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, NY ---"The Atrium"
2012 - 2015 Resident, Sleight of Hand Artist
Complimentary, close-up, sleight of
hand magic every Sunday.
restaurant in Westchester for an award-winning brunch."
Also, performances at numerous private and corporate parties, etc.
The Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA
- "Slydini Award" - Since 1977 - Lectured
four times and performed
Prestidigitation", and "Palace of Mystery".
Magic Towne House, New York City
"Star of Magic Award" - Close-Up Magic.
Tannen's Jubilee - Featured Performer
1987 - Close-up magic. 1992 - Close-up
magic and lecturer.
Society of American Magicians
1990 - Featured stage act, close-up performer
International Brotherhood of Magicians - International Convention
- Featured close-up performer and lecturer.
NEMCON - XVI (New England
1997 - Honoree -"for contributions
to the art of magic".
1997-2001 - House magician.
Performed impromptu, close-up, sleight of hand magic on property and his
cabaret show, every
Sunday, in the "Lion's Den
2005 to 2012 - Co-creator/co-producer
of the popular, NYC metropolitan
close-up magic convention, held annually.
The International Conservatory
1997 to 2005 - Co-founder,
and former co-director, of the world's first internet magic school.
"The Wisch Wedge Card Control
Systems"-"Overhand Shuffle System"
"Timing Techniques System"-"Royal Redo"-"Double Take Monte"
Close-up sample - an original card effect,
entitled, "Twist & Sort".
sleight of hand magicianspost magic tricks on Facebook, soI'd like to also. Heres a short, playingcard routine I call,
Twist and Sort. Hope you enjoy it!www.BillWisch.comPosted by Bill Wisch
on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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