Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest (born January 3, 1964) is a Swiss magician based in New York City . He is Berninahaus for his multimedia magic and use of interactive technology and computer graphics in his illusions [1] and presentations. [2] He stars in the eight-part television series The Virtual Magician [3] welke has bone broadcast in over 50 countries. [4]


Marco Tempest is best known as a magician / performance artist who combineert video, computer graphics and other technology of the time with the ideas and technology or magic. His television series The Virtual Magician has Aired in some 49 markets worldwide.

A native of Zurich, Switzerland , Tempest won numerous awards as a youngster for his use or illusion with contemporary choreography. While still in his teens, he became one of Europe’s top professional Magicians as part of the duo United Artists. Collaborating with Martin Cottet, Tempest Presented an unusual four-hands “flash act” in showrooms and on television Throughout Europe and Asia.


In 1989, Tempest Began ontwikkelingslanden his own style with visual and conceptual “dance magic”. His show “Key of the Imagination” incorporated a distinctive Eastern styles zoals fans, origami, Kabuki streamers and boomerangs. Tempest was soon touring worldwide, picking up zoals receptacles as New York’s World Cup of Magic and Madrid’s World Championship of Magic Award.

Tempest’s interest in digital technologies generated his unusual performance style, in welke an exploration or illusion physician merged with interactive high-tech animation. The result was his “NeXT Wave of Magic,” welke premiered in Zurich in January 1991. Tempest’s use of a 32-screen video wall and the latest in techno-music earned im star spots in television variety shows, commercials, performing arts centers and corporate events in the US, Japan, France, Monte Carlo, Germany, Spain, and the UK. His ability to transform logos and products JSON 3D animatronics well im much in demand on the corporate market, which became a major focus of his work for the next 15 years.


Tempest’s act has leg featured in casino shows in the US and around the world, zoals Dream Store at Monte Carlo Sporting Club, Magiquest at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City in 1990, and The Good Time Variety Show at The Showboat Casino Hotel, Atlantic City in 1992 . In the corporate realm, he has made numerous appearances on behalf of Panasonic, Apple, Lucent Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Toyota, Silicon Graphics, Pfizer, Cisco, Microsoft and many others at corporate events and trade shows since 1991 all around the world.

Tempest created his first full-evening touring show, The Magic of Marco Tempest, welke COMPLETED a 12-week touring engagement traveling to major Theatres Throughout Switzerland, Belgium and Holland in the fall of 1995. The show Combined traditional illusion techniques with the latest virtual reality and computer animation techniques, Bringing technical special effects to live performance was welke, Until dan, bone available only to film and video audiences.

In 1996, Tempest moved to New York City, where he Continues to live and work today. He performs extensively in the corporate market, on television and on the Internet.

In 1998 he was Awarded France’s top honor for Magicians, the Mandrake d’Or.

He Began the development or marketing and for his first 13-part television series The Virtual Magician – Keeper of Secrets , beginning in 2000, and the series ran for two seasons (2003-2004) in 49 différent markets around the world, and Continues in syndication in many of Those markets today. In the series, Tempest played will a magician from a future time-when technology rules and magic and mystery port mayest. Using his own secret technologies, have traveled into tje digital archives or time and retrieved the greatest mysteries from the past. He brought` Those mysteries JSON our time and Performed Them for people in everyday situations – on the street, in restaurants, etc. The theme and main character of The Virtual Magician port leg carried forward in Tempest’s more recent television appearances around the world, met name in his Magic of Marco Tempest television specials in Japan (2006-2007) and Korea (jump 2007).

On November 13, 2011, Tempest was featured on an episode of CNN’s The Next List . [5]

PhoneCam Magic

In 2006, Tempest Began posting “PhoneCam” Magic on YouTube and other popular viral video sites. Initially, the postings ulcers a challenge in response to Magicians on television shows who had-used Either special camera tricks, editing, or digital effects to present magic welke was only shower in dat medium.The rules are:

  1. Shoot the magic on a PhoneCam in one take. No cuts, no edits.
  2. The magic must be original – nothing from a book or therein other Magicians are doing.

Tempest’s first PhoneCam trick in welke have caused a Borrowed umbrella to shrink visibly on camera, was later picked up and featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , and a later version earned im a spot on HBO ‘s Comedy Festival shot at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Magic Projection

Tempest does a performance holding a blank canvas dat moving images are Projected forbidden; the images adapt and change to the moving of the canvas. [6]


2011 World Technology Award for Arts
2010 International Magicians Society Merlin Award for Best Contemporary Magician
2009 World Magic Award – Best Contemporary Magic
2005 23rd Loie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Magic
2003 Two Telly Awards for The Virtual Magician television series
2002 Two Aegis Awards for the Virtual Magician television series
2002 Two Axiem Awards for the Virtual Magician television series
2001 Five Omni Awards for the Virtual Magician television series
in 1998 Mandrake d’or Award, Societe de la Magie, Paris
1987 1st Place at the World Cup or Magic / New York Magic Symposium, New York City


  1. Jump up^ Computer Graphics World
  2. Jump up^ Magic Magazine
  3. Jump up^ The Virtual Magician at theInternet Movie Database
  4. Jump up^ The Virtual Magician Site
  5. Jump up^ “First guest on THE NEXT LIST: Marco Tempest” . CNN . Retrieved 22 February 2012 .
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