Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest is a Swiss-born magician, now based in New York City, who combines interactive technology and computer graphics with a natural flair for showmanship to create magical illusions and presentations. One of the world’s most sought-after illusionists, he recently starred in the eight-part award-winning television series The Virtual Magician, which has been broadcast in over 50 countries.

At 22, Marco won the New York World Cup Of Magic, launching him into international prominence. Other Awards include the 2011 World Technology Award For Arts, the 2010 International Magicians Society Merlin Award For Best Contemporary Magician, the 2009 World Magic Award - Best Contemporary Magic, the 23rd Loie Award For Outstanding Achievement In The Art of Magic (2005), and the 2003 Two Telly Awards For The Virtual Magician Television Series,.

In addition to his TV and stage appearances, Marco is well known for his lively phonecam postings on YouTube, in which he performs tricks without post-production and video-editing, to the astonishment of people on the street. Through his art, Marco turns the technology that we encounter every day into a magical, entrancing entertainment.

Marco is also a media consultant on the subject of magic and illusion, as well as lecturing at international conferences on the psychology of deception and creative thinking. He is a Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.

To book Marco for your Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.


  • And as expected Marco Tempest wowed the crowd with his illusions - just amazing so a big thanks for getting everything together for this event - it really is massively appreciated! Connect Europe Conference, London 2012