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Concerto for Piano & Pasteboards

This unusual concert with two players, four hands, a piano and a deck of cards began when a magician, counting the white keys of a grand piano, noted that there were 52, the same number as cards in a deck. Joining forces with a musician, the two blurred the boundaries of their artistic talents to bring forth deep emotions of a remarkably similar nature—the Primordial Spirit—that “something” so mysterious and elusive, yet unquestionably real, that all audiences crave. Miguel Puga is the magician, joined by pianist Paz Sabater and Luis Britos as the Primordial Spirit.


Miguel PugaWorld champion Magic (FISM 2003 THE HAGUE / FISM 2000 LISBON), Miguel Puga, affectionally known as MagoMigue, is the artistic director of entertainment for the HocusPocus International Magic Festival in Granada.

Creator of the first Spanish theater company that promotes the development of illusionism as performance art, Puga, since 1997, has spent over fifteen years creating shows “dramágico art”.

As cultural manager he has also created and directed the annual International Festival HocusPocus Granada Magic for twelve seasons (2002-2013). This festival has become a landmark of the genre in Europe. MagoMigue has performed in the U.S., China, Paraguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Korea, Colombia, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Italy and Spain. In 2013 opened the first school in Granada in Andalusia called HocusPocus Magic Magic School. After he successfully created the magical tribute to the magician and film pioneer George Méliès, which was re-released in 2012, MagoMigue is currently in the process of creating his next show, Allegro.

He is thrilled to make this premiere appearance for Luminato.

Concerto for Piano & Pasteboards

June 14 | 7:30 PM
June 15 | 3 PM and 7:30 PM
June 16 | 7:30 PM

90 minutes, no interval

Mazzoleni Concert Hall
Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor Street West


Written by Miguel Puga & Miguel Aparicio

Directed by Miguel Puga

Performers Miguel Puga, Paz Sabater, Luis Britos

Technical Director Pepe Vázquez

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