The Magic Circle President promotes a Knight, a Dragon and Student Doctor of Magic

The President of The Magic Circle has announced three promotions to Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star this week. The recipients are:

Arturo Brachetti - The Italian magician, most famous for his quick-change repertoire, has toured the world with his epic productions including The Man with 1000 Faces which sold more than 1.5 million tickets and Change in London’s West End for which he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. He is currently touring in Ciak Si Gira! a homage to the world of cinema. Arturo was recently knighted by the French government receiving “The Order de Arts et des Lettres” for his significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance. Arturo is Events' Director for FISM 2015.

John van der Put - John won The Magic Circle Close-up Competition in 2011 and shot international fame as Piff The Magic Dragon after appearing on ITV’s prime-time series Penn and Teller: Fool Us, which went viral on the web with more 8 million views on YouTube. In 2012 he was seen live on stage by more people than any other UK magician, appearing with Mumford & Sons on their British Tour. Other 2012 appearances included a run at Sydney Opera House and a show with The Muppets at Radio City Music Hall in New York. 2013 includes seasons in London, Edinburgh and Australia.

Will Houstoun - Will is the current editor of The Magic Circle’s journal, The Magic Circular, the longest continuously running conjuring magazine. Will burst onto the international magic scene when he became the youngest ever person to win First Prize in The European Magic Championships. Will is currently studying for a PhD based on the Victorian author of magic books, Professor Hoffmann, and has recently acted as a consultant on the Martin Scorsese film Hugo.

Jack Delvin MIMC, The Magic Circle’s President said: “I am delighted to call three Members to the Society's highest degree. They each have a unique talent within the magic arts and I’m sure our Membership will join me in congratulating each of them”.

Membership of The Inner Magic Circle (MIMC), the Society’s highest Degree is limited to a maximum of 300 Members at any time and is by call of The President. Current holders include David Copperfield, Paul Daniels, Lance Burton, Andy Nyman, Hans Klok Jeff McBride and James Randi.