Based: Cape Town
Born on 25 October 1982 in Cape Town, South Africa, Larry Soffer always dreamed of becoming an international star in the fascinating realm of magic and mentalism. Inspired by the artistry, charisma and showmanship of David Copperfield, Larry, only 13 years of age, enrolled at the College of Magic in Cape Town.
Four years later, he graduated with a Silver Medallion, the highest accolade bestowed by the College. His childhood dream was becoming a reality. In a bizarre twist of fate, Larry discovered that a numerological ordering of the letters of his name mean ‘The Magician’ – motivating him even further to succeed.
Whilst his destiny may have been preordained, Larry took nothing for granted as he continued to hone his craft at the College of Magic. He began performing at corporate and private events, while garnering several National and Provincial Championships. Such were his talents that world famous Las Vegas Magicians, Siegfried and Roy awarded him the SARMOTI (Siegfried and Roy Masters of the Impossible) Grant – a bursary for his final year of study at the College of Magic.
After graduation, Larry took interest in Mentalism – acts of mind-reading, metal bending and telekinesis – studying it in his spare time. Soon, he began showcasing his skills on television and radio – making spoons and forks bend across these platforms effecting people in their homes, including fixing broken watches, making light bulbs burst, making TV’s switch on.
In 2006, Larry was invited to the world-renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, the members of which are only the most prestigious magicians in the world. He went on to become the youngest South African to ever perform there and the only to ever be awarded membership at that time.
Larry is an extremely popular live show and corporate event performer, inspiring his audience to ‘Believe To See’ instead of ‘Seeing to Believe.’ In so doing, he truly opens their minds to new possibilities by believing in the impossible and thereby creating their own dreams.