|Vietnamese magician Huy Nguyễn (second from left) has been honoured with the Merlin Award, which is presented to magicians who have achieved the highest level in their craft on the national and international stage.— courtesy photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese magician Huy Nguyễn has been honoured with the Merlin Award, which is presented to magicians who have achieved the highest level in their craft on the national and international stage.
The Merlin Award is to magic what the Oscar is to the movies or the Grammy is to the music industry. Several famous magicians worldwide have won the award, including David Copperfield (United States), Lu Luchen (China) and Cosentino (Australia).
Other Vietnamese magicians who have received the award are Palmas Nguyễn and Ngọc Minh Quang.
“Receiving this honour does not mean we are the best. It means we have to try harder and make greater efforts,” Huy said at the ceremony. “I hope more Vietnamese magicians will join hands to develop Việt Nam’s magic.
Born in the central province of Khánh Hòa, Huy began pursuing his passion for performing magic tricks in 1994, but took up magic as a profession in 2012 after qualifying for the semi-final of Vietnam’s Got Talent.
He is currently a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the International Magicians Society. He is also vice manager of the magic club at the Youth Cultural House in HCM City.
Many of his shows, such as Người Bay (Flying Person) or Đánh Trống Ảo (Virtual Drum), have been performed on stages nationwide, receiving high appreciation from the audience. He has impressed the audience with his humourous, skilful and unique tricks.
Huy has said he plans to conduct more magic shows at public places within HCM City, such as parks, book streets or Nguyễn Huệ pedestrian street, to entertain more people. — VNS