Etienne Pradier started his professional life as a pattern cutter and
designer in Paris. He believes that he inherited his magical talent from
his grandfather Clement Besset, who was a well-known French magician.
Etienne has lived in England for 10 years and considers England to be his
new home. In 2000 he won The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year
Competition. "The Magic Circle is a society recognised worldwide. This is
a very great honour and I am privileged to have been acknowledged in this
way by my peers."
All Etienne needs to perform his magic is a pack of cards, coins and
everyday objects. He enjoys performing directly to small groups of people
and says that he delights in being interactive with his audience. As his
international reputation has grown Etienne, whose clients include high
profile companies, international hotel groups, and holiday tour operators,
is often invited to travel to European cities for a single night's
"Etienne's performance turned an already
excellent evening into a memorable one." American Express
"His tricks and skill left our guests speechless with admiration." Café
"We would have no hesitation in recommending Etienne Pradier. He is a real
"As well as being a gifted magician, Etienne also has a delightful
personality." Leisure World
"He is an imaginative and creative magician and I have no hesitation in
recommending him for close up magic." Eastwell Manor
"Many parties of young and old have been superbly entertained and we have
no hesitation in recommending him as a first class entertainer." Chilston
"Steal a watch for the reaction of the spectators face when I give it
back from a sealed envelope."
"The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings - so much stuff."
"Guy Hollingworth - good friend but the best card man I know, lots of
class and really good routines."
"The Magic Circle Competition last year - and all the jobs I do in