MARKO KARVO

Marko Karvo is a Magician specialized in exotic birds.

Marko Karvo and Vanessa Karvo are partners on and off stage since 2006.

The world biggest magic magazine wrote about London Palladium Magic 2011 “It’s impossible to overstate the astonishment create by Finnish magician Marko Karvo, undoubtely one of the best top variety acts in the world”.

Marko Karvo has performed in many different important theaters such as: the Royal Palace in France, in Tivoli in Copenhagen, the Hansa Theater in Hamburg, the GOP theater in Hanover, the GOP Variete in Essen, the Apollo theater in Düsseldorf, the Wintergarten Berlin in Berlin, the Tigerpalast in Frankfurt am Main, and the Schuhbecks theater in Munich.

Having completed a 6-years run at the “Lido de Paris” in Paris, France, “The Magic of Marko Karvo” is undeniably one of the top variety acts in the world. At the Lido, he dazzled an estimated 2.5 million spectators in more than 3,500 performances.

Performances of varying length and complexity at galas, revues, variety shows, cruise ships and special events in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy and Korea November 1989 – May 1997.

On tour with the “Circus Finlandia” for the following years: 1988 – 1989 – 2012 and 2016.

Performances for groups of all sizes and ages in innumerable schools, daycare centers, restaurants, events, fairs and exhibitions across Finland.

Television Appearances

November 2014 Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde, France 2, France;

October 2011 “ DAS ! ”, NDR, Germany;

May 2004 “Signé Taloche” RTBF SAT et TF5, Belgium;

April 2004 “20H10 Pétante” Canal+, France;

July 2003 THE BEST OF “ Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde “ France 2;

February 2003 Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde, France 2, France;

November 2000 Toute la Magique du Monde, Mandrake d’Or, TF1, France;

May 1996 “Magic” TV3 Magic Andreu, Spain;

March 1996 12th Grands Prix Magiques in Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo;

1985-2002 TV1, TV2, MTV3, TV4, Finland.

Honors, Awards, Competitions

September 2017 Winner of the “Golden Oracle”, Valladolid, Spain;

July 2012 FISM World Champion of General Stage Magic, Blackpool, England;

March 2009 Named “Magician of the Year” by the Finnish Magic Circle;

January 2005 Named “Magician of the Year” by the Finnish Magic Circle;

November 2000 Received “Culture Prize” from the Finnish government. First circus/variety artist to receive the prize;

October 2000 “Mandrake d’Or” ( Golden Mandrake ) highest award given by the French Academy of Illusionists, Paris, France;

March 2000 Named “Magician of the Year” by the Finnish Magic Circle;

November 1996 Named “Magician of the Year” by the Finnish Magic Circle;

March 1996 “Baguette d’Argent ” (silver wand) and the special price of the “Radio Monte Carlo” at the “12th Grands Prix Magiques” in Monte Carlo;

August 1995 Winner of the Scandinavian Stage Magic Competition;

January 1995 Named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Finnish Artist Association;

May 1994 Winner of the Scandinavian Magic Championship and the “TROFE” award – the highest honor given to magicians in Scandinavia;

April 1994 Named “Best Magician in Finland” by Finnish Channel 3 TV;

January 1994 Medalist at the “Magic Hands” competition in Sindelfingen, Germany;

September 1990 Winner of the Scandinavian Magic Championship and the “TROFE” award – the highest honour given to magicians in Scandinavia;

September 1985 Winner of the Scandinavian Stage Magic Competition;

March 1983 Winner of the Finnish Junior Magic Championship.

Other activities:

June 1989 Chairman of the judges in juggling and magic competitions at the Young People’s National Art Festival in Salo, Finland.

1982-1989 Teaching magic to children and young beginning magicians. Worked as an instructor in magic clubs, on courses, at art and circus camps. Arrange courses in magic all over Finland.