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    Posted Aug 17th, 2011 By in Latest News, Wedding Speciality Acts With | Comments Off

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    Well into his 16th year as a Magician Richard Young credits his sustained passion of magic to a sheer love of the art form and the personal qualities it provided him with. Richard’s crowning achievement as a child came when at the age of just 14 he was crowned the winner of the prestigious ‘Magic Circle Young Magicians Close-Up Magic Competition’. The competition consisted of members of the ‘Young Magicians Club’ (a division of The Magic Circle reserved especially for budding young Magicians) and was judged by a panel of elite Professional Magicians. His feat was even more remarkable by the fact that he was one of only two finalists without the benefit of professional tutoring.

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    Richard’s success in the competition paid immediate dividends. Following his win he received an offer of free tutoring from Professional Magician Bob Swadling who has developed tricks used by such greats as Paul Daniels and David Blaine. Regarding Swadling Richard says: “When Bob first approached me with his offer I thought OK, how much? It turned out he didn’t want money; he just wanted to give back to the profession he felt had rewarded him so richly. Learning with him was fun. He taught me not just about the tricks themselves but also the performance aspect of magic”. Another consequence of Richard’s win was an offer to perform in front of a live studio and television audience on national television, an offer he accepted.

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