We are delighted to announce that the winner of The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year 2017

is Matthew Le Mottée

The intensely fought competition, playing to a full to capacity HQ, featured eight Members battling for the coveted title.

In third place was Sean Heydon AIMC whose energetic routine featured a dazzling dice routine, and runner up was the skilful and enchanting Andrei Isfan AIMC.

On winning first prize, Matthew Le Mottée AIMC said..

“It’s an honour to have won and definitely the highlight of my career so far! Over twenty years of practice and hard work condensed down to just seven minutes, it’s been an incredible journey so far and worth every second!”

The Magic Circle’s President said..

“Congratulations to Matthew for a winning this much coveted title. This years competition showcased a range of magic and performance styles and our winner proved that hard work and dedication to the art pays off. I wish him the very best of luck pursuing his professional magic career’

The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year Competition began in 1967 and is held annually at The Magic Circle Headquarters. The judges include experienced magicians and invited members of the public who cast their votes to choose the winner.

For a full list of winners click here

For more information contact or Matthew Le Mottée directly: