here to read an interview reproduced from the Harvard
Business School Bulletin
Guy Camirand has retired from performing magic June 2012
more than 40 years, magic has been a passion for Guy Camirand,
an electronic engineer from Laval University (Class of '67),
and a Harvard MBA (Class of 1970). In 1978, he began The
Camirand Academy of Magic, a publishing house for magic tricks
and books that has gained international acclaim. In 1991,
what was to be a part-time business became a full-time occupation.
Camirand offers a very unique style of magic. He uses mostly
common objects whether performing close-up or on stage, he
brings people together with the power of baffling sleight
of hand illusions.
his proper professorial appearance lies a playful demeanor
that encourages people to laugh and join in on the fun. In
Guy's hands, magic is a strong communication tool for teaching,
publicity and commercial events.
in Three-Rivers, Québec, of bilingual parents, he
first became interested in magic a the age of eight. Pursuing
it as a hobby, and occasionally as a means of support through
University, he graduated from Laval as an electronic engineer
and later from Harvard Business School with an MBA and went
on to become a full-time engineer and business consultant
for many years.
he could not shake the magic bug. In 1979 he establish The Camirand
Academy of Magic inc., which has gone on to become one
of the world's foremost magic publishers and manufacturers.
The Academy produces original material that is used by professional
magicians around the world, including several of Guy's own
that, in 1981 The Academy designed a course for magicians
that has been taught successfully for years in both Quebec
and Montreal. The course, like Mr. Camirand, emphasizes entertainment
above all else, and techniques that are well suited to television,
restaurants, cocktail parties, banquet, golf tournament,
trade shows, and corporate events of all kinds.
an inventor, a teacher, and a professional performer, Guy
Camirand uses magic to add fun and entertainment to a wide
variety of events, whether for children or adults.
is fun for everybody!
a few inches from your eyes
up comedy magic and table magic
Academy of Magic