ROBERTO GIOBBI, has a mathematical and scientific background, has studied literature and linguistics, and majored as a translator and interpreter in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish. Since 1988 he has been working as a professional magician, author and lecturer. At the World Championship of Magic in 1988 and 1991 he won the title of Vice World Champion in Card Magic, and as the winner of all categories, received from the Swiss Magic Convention their first Grand Prix in Switzerland in 1990.

Roberto is also considered a leading thinker and author of magic. He is member of the Escuela Magica de Madrid, magic’s only Think Tank with forty members worldwide. He writes essays and columns for influential magic magazines worldwide and he has over fifty books in six languages to his credit. He is also the author of the five bestselling volumes of Card College, which are the most widely translated magic books in history and are considered globally as the ultimate reference work for card magic. In 2012 the Academy of Magical Arts awarded him their “Literary Fellowship”.

Roberto has an international reputation as a teacher. He is a sought-after lecturer and coach for professional magicians and he also gives interdisciplinary talks and workshop for industry managers on creativity, communication, and presentation. Roberto Giobbi is married and has two children – he lives and works in Switzerland, near Basel.

Award: “Fred Kaps CMS” European Close-up Magic Symposium (2013).

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