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, CA
MagicShow.com Blog Article
Reel Magic Magazine -TV for Magicians
Featured Columnist - "Bill Wisch
2012-2016 Ten Issues
Little-known tricks, advice and stories from, and about, Tony Slydini.
Sparta Avenue Stage - Sparta,
Six classes since Spring 2015 - Current
Each year - Spring and Fall - Two, 8 session, Sleight of Hand Classes - Adults/Youth
Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, NY ---"The Atrium
2012 - 2015 Resident, Sleight of Hand Artist
Complimentary, close-up, sleight of
hand magic for Sunday brunch.
restaurant in Westchester for an award-winning brunch."
Also, performances for numerous on-site, private and corporate parties,
The Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA
- "Slydini Award"
1977 - Lectured four times - Has performed in:"Close-up Gallery",
"Parlour of 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".
Dave & Busters - Palisades Center Mall (NY)
1999-2001 - Friday and
Saturday - Restaurant & House Magician.
Caesar's Pocono Palace
1997-2001 - House magician.
Performed impromptu, close-up, sleight
of hand magic on property and his
"Wisch-Craft", cabaret show,
every Sunday, in the "Lion's Den Lounge".
2005 to 2012 - Co-creator/co-producer of the popular, NYC metropolitan area,
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.
"Wisch Wedge" (Card
...and many other
original sleights, effects and routines.
Sample, close-up video clip - 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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