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, teacher, creator,
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
"Click on photo for Magic Castle Videos"
Currently appearing every
Arrowwood, Rye Brook,
NY ---"The Atrium"
Complementary, close-up, sleight of
hand magic at your table from 11:45am-2:45pm.
Voted, "Best restaurant in
Westchester for an award-winning brunch." Reservations
Current columnist -
Reel Magic Magazine -TV for Magicians
Since August 2012 - Featured columnist - "Bill Wisch
Little-known tricks, advice and stories from, and about, Tony Slydini.
The Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA
- "Slydini Award" - Since 1977 - Lectured four times and performed
Gallery", "Parlour of
Prestidigitation", and "Palace of Mystery".
Magic Towne House, New York City
"Star of Magic Award" - Close-Up Magic.
Jubilee - Featured Performer
1987 - Close-up
magic. 1992 - Close-up magic and lecturer.
of American Magicians - National Convention
1990 - Featured
stage act, close-up performer and lecturer.
International Brotherhood of Magicians - National Convention
- Featured close-up performer and lecturer.
- XVI (New England Magician's Conference)
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 Lounge".
Metro-Magic V.I.P. --------------------------------------------------------->
2005 to 2012 - Co-creator/co-producer of the popular, NYC metropolitan area,
close-up magic convention, held annually.
The International Conservatory
Since 1997 - Co-creator/co-director of "ICOM", the world's first and
"Wisch Wedge Techniques"
- "Royal Redo" - "Double-Take Monte"- "Timing Techniques System"