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Victor Trabucco’s magical education began over forty years ago in Gene Gordon’s magic shop in downtown Buffalo, New York, and was encouraged by his membership in the IBM Junior Ring 12. Victor became fascinated with card magic, largely due to the influence of Eddie Fechter, an unquestioned master of the pasteboards. When Victor was only thirteen, Eddie did a lecture for the Junior Ring, and Victor knew that performing magic with cards would claim his devotion.

During his early 20’s, Victor started hanging around the Forks Hotel, famous for its close-up magic, and for being the home of Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic (FFFF). Trabucco was surrounded by the likes of Lou Gallo, Karl Norman, Billy Dunn, Derek Dingle, Mike Skinner, and, of course, Eddie Fechter. From them, he was able to amass a tremendous wealth of knowledge. This background, coupled with his intense desire to study and invent magic, helped Victor to develop into a respected card and coin worker whose graceful touch became his trademark.


As a regular performer at the Forks Hotel throughout the 1970’s, Trabucco was able to perfect his smooth and pleasant style of performing. Concerned with one word, “Effect,” Victor’s magic is always direct and to the point. It is often mind-boggling, with strict attention to detail. Cards and coins move gracefully in his hands, with each action carefully orchestrated. There is an aura of elegance to every motion. Victor’s audiences know they have seen a master, and a true gentleman, plying his trade.

In addition to his magical prowess, Trabucco is renowned as one of the most outstanding glass artists in the world today. His creations are sculpted from solid crystal; no forms or molds are used. Victor’s technique is entirely free hand, consisting of sensitive and meticulous manipulation of molten glass. Considered a master by artists and collectors alike, Trabucco has been an instructor at the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and a technical advisor to Steuben Glass. He developed equipment that was bought by Corning and was used in their production of glass.

Trabucco’s works can be found in collections of such dignitaries as four American Presidents, many professional athletes, several stars of stage and screen, and numerous major corporations. Examples of his creations are displayed in The American Glass Museum, The Chicago Art Museum, The Bergstrom Art Center, The Royal Ontario Museum, and The Corning Museum of Glass. As a professional glass artist Victor Trabucco has created many crystal awards for the IBM, SAM, FISM, Fechter Finger Flicking Frolic (FFFF) conventions, as well as fashioning presentations for such notables as Siegfried & Roy, John Calvert, the late Dai Vernon, and Herb Zarrow.

Victor has also contributed much to the magic community. He has been a consultant to such notable magicians as Paul Gertner, David Copperfield, and David Blaine. His ideas can be found in such books as Card Sharp on Duty by Allan Hayden, Fork Full of Appetizers (Volumes 1 and 2), published by Obie O’Brien and Card Cavalcade Two by Jerry Mentzer, and a future release from Steve Beam. He has several marketed tricks that are still available including his utility device for coin work known as the Trabucco Holdout. Additionally, Vic was the guest lecturer at the New York Coin Magic Seminar 2008.

People react to Victor’s performances with a sense of wonder. Many times, spectators have commented that “He does real magic,” or “He is a real magician.”

Here is a short video of Vic’s work - Enjoy. Smile

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