Larry delivers an extremely popular live show for corporate events, inspiring his audience to ‘Believe To See’ instead of ‘Seeing to Believe.’ In so doing, he truly opens their minds to new possibilities by getting them to believe in the impossible and thereby create their own dreams.
He is regarded as one of the most-influential names in magic and mentalism across Africa and is fast earning an exceptional name abroad as his brand continues to grow from strength to strength.
Larry Soffer always dreamed of becoming an international star in the fascinating realm of magic and mentalism.
Inspired by the artistry, charisma and showmanship of David Copperfield, Larry, at just 13 years of age, enrolled at the College of Magic in Cape Town. Four years later, he graduated with a Silver Medallion, the highest accolade bestowed by the College.
He began performing at corporate and private events, while garnering several National and Provincial Championships. Such were his talents that the world famous Las Vegas Magicians, Siegfried and Roy, awarded him the SARMOTI (Siegfried and Roy Masters of the Impossible) Grant – a bursary for his final year of study at the College of Magic.
After graduating, Larry explored an interest he had developed, in Mentalism. These are acts of mind-reading, metal bending and telekinesis which he studies in his spare time. He soon began showcasing his skills on television and radio; he made cutlery bend, even across broadcasting waves, and affecting people in their homes. He included included the fixing of broken watches, making light bulbs burst, making TV’s switch on and more.
Larry was invited to the world-renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, the members of which are the most prestigious magicians in the world. He went on to become the youngest South African to ever perform there and the only one at the time, to have been awarded membership at that time.
This high-in-demand magician and mentalist has performed for the likes of Beyoncé, Jayzee, the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie of York, Michael Johnson, Hootie and The Blow Fish, Luke Perry, Andy Macdowell, Ruby Wax, Mike and the Mechanics, Vinnie Jones and Uri Geller.