Cosentino Grand Illusionist
Cosentino, the international magician of the year, is now firmly established as one of the biggest and most popular entertainers in Australia. In his own unique and award-winning style, Cosentino fuses traditional sleight of hand magic, grand illusions and physical demonstrations into cutting-edge presentations. He escapes the boundaries of the past and performs the most original and progressive effects witnessed today. Cosentino is “the most dominant figure currently in Australian entertainment” says Alan Jones, radio 2GB. 2013 was a break out year for Cosentino that featured top rating TV shows, sold out tours and the release of his signature magic kit. In 2013 Cosentino was bestowed an incredible honour, with his official acknowledgment as the 'magician of the year' by the International Magicians Society, New York (the International Merlin award). This prestigious recognition is the highest honour in magic with past recipients including David Copperfield, Criss Angel and Penn & Teller. “The Merlin Award is to magic what the Oscar is to motion pictures, what the Emmy is to television and what the Tony is to theatre” says Max Toth, IMS Merlin Award Committee Chairman. Considered an entertainment pioneer and the catalyst for the resurgence in magic's popularity in Australia, Cosentino was the first local magician to have his own prime-time television specials on a commercial network.
He has now written, produced and starred in 4 top rating specials which were viewed by over 6.1m people nation-wide (OzTam ratings). Cosentino's extraordinary TV specials have been embraced internationally and have now been broadcast in Spain, India, South East Asia, New Zealand and Latin America.