I spent two and a half hours last night 1/5/09 with Aldo and Rachel Colombini as they gave there new lecture on magic. It was a very rewarding evening, Aldo keep everyone laughing for the whole time of the lecture. If you ever have a chance to see them, it will be a day to remember. I highly recommend anyone interested in magic too do so.
Owln ”D” Wise
Aldo And ME
Aldo Colombini moved to the United States from Italy in 1993 and has taken the country by storm! He has performed in 52 countries including every European country, the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, South Africa, China and South America for both children and adults. He is a F.I.S.M. prizewinner, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of magic. He performed often on Italian television (RAI 1) and has also appeared on television shows in Portugal, Spain, Japan, Colombia and Sweden. Aldo dazzles audiences of all sizes... from as small as 2 or 3 people with his amazing close-up magic to groups of 1000+ with his entertaining comedy and charismatic and magical stage presence. Aldo has performed often at Caesarís Magical Empire in Caesarís Palace, Las Vegas and continues to appear several times a year at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California where he is one of few magicians who are able to perform in all four showrooms. When he is onstage, audiences from all over the world are mesmerized by his wonderful mix of magic, comedy and Italian charm. Aldo was voted by the Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood, California: TWICE Parlor magician of the year, nominated for best Close-up magician of the year, Best stage performer of the year, Best Bar magician of the year and for Best COMEDY act of the year. He appeared on ìMasters of Illusion,î a series of weekly magic specials airing on PAX-TV. And, if all that wasn't enough, he speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French and can perform in all four languages allowing him to dazzle audiences from diverse backgrounds. Because of this he is in demand by major companies who entertain clients from around the world. Besides bewildering audiences large and small, Aldo has written and published several books on magic and created many magical effects used by magicians all over the world. He also lectures on magic worldwide and was nominated by the Academy of Magical Arts TWICE Lecturer of the Year. He also entertains children all over USA every year with his highly praised magic school show assemblies. He also produces, publishes, manufactures and distributes wonderful quality magic products through his former company, Mamma Mia Magic, and at present with the new one Wild-Colombini Magic. In the history of the Magic Castle is the ONLY magician to be nominated in all six categories: Comedy, Stage, Close-up, Parlor, Bar magician and Lecturer.
With magic as a life long hobby, following her career with one of the largest corporate organizations in Britain, Rachel established a magic shop in Manchester, England in 1993. It supplied a vast array of magical apparatus, catering for every level of performer but specializing in quality handcrafted wooden effects. She spent the next five years displaying and lecturing on magic at various conventions and magical societies before moving to the United States. Rachel is also an accomplished, full time performer in both stage and close-up magic at private and corporate events.