Juan Tamariz

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Juan Tamariz
Juan Tamariz durante su actuación en Puerto del Rosario (cropped).jpg
Juan Tamariz in a show in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura (12/12/2001)
Juan Tamariz-Martel Negrón

(1942-10-18) 18 October 1942 (age 79)

Juan Tamariz-Martel Negrón (born 18 October 1942, Madrid) known professionally as Juan Tamariz or just Tamariz, is a Spanish magician.

American stage magician Ricky Jay once said he considered Tamariz a magician people will remember.[1] Tamariz performed at FISM in 2006 Stockholm, 2009 Beijing China, 2015 Rimini Italy and 2018 Busan South Korea.[2][failed verification]

A celebrity of television and stage in Spain and South America, Tamariz has authored six books translated into English: The Five Points in Magic, The Magic Way, Sonata, Mnemonica, Verbal Magic, and The Magic Rainbow.[citation needed]


"My main goal is to fascinate the audience into thinking that they are dreaming, even if this is only for a few seconds."




  • Second Prize in Congreso Mágico Nacional de Zaragoza, 1962.
  • As de Cartomagia (Ace of card magic) in the first magical contest of Madrid.
  • Great Prize in the IV Congreso Nacional de Magia de San Sebastián, April 1972.[3]
  • The Council of Ministers of Spain awarded him the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts), April 2011.[4]
  • The Madrid City Council awarded him the Gold Medal of the city, May 2019.[5]


  • 2° Price on Micromagic, with Juan Antón (routine: Los Mancos), FISM Amsterdam XI 1970.[6]
  • 1° Price on Close-up Card, FISM Paris XII 1973.[7]
  • Mention as Magician of the Year, by the Academy of Magical Arts 1992.[8]
  • Mention as Performing Fellowship, by the Academy of Magical Arts 2000.[9]
  • Special Award on Theory & Philosophy, FISM Beijing XXIV 2009.[10]
  • Mention as Master Fellowship, by the Academy of Magical Arts 2012.[11]
  • The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize (2013)[12]

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  1. ^ Hartlaub, Peter (2 December 2001). "Master of illusion, collector of oddities". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  2. ^ FISM website
  3. ^ "El gran premio fue otorgado a "TAMARIZ" de Madrid". El Diario Vasco. Madrid. 2 May 1972. p. 2.
  4. ^ "Acuerdo del Consejo de Ministros de 8 de abril de 2011. Concesión de las Medallas de Oro al mérito de las Bellas Artes 2010". La Moncloa. Spain. 24 November 2011.
  5. ^ "El Ayuntamiento premia a Carmen Linares, Juan Tamariz, 'El Roto' y la Mesa de las Pensiones con la Medalla de Oro de Madrid". Madrid: Diario de Madrid. 15 May 2019.
  6. ^ "1970 Amsterdam XI World Championships". Amsterdam: FISM. 1970.
  7. ^ "1973 Paris XII World Championships". Paris: FISM. 1973.
  8. ^ "Hall of FAme". AMA. 1992.
  9. ^ "Hall of FAme". AMA. 2000.
  10. ^ "FISM Beijing XXIV World Championships". Beijing: FISM. 2009.
  11. ^ "Hall of FAme". AMA. 2012.
  12. ^ "The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize". The Magic Circle. Retrieved 2017-12-29.

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