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Malta Magician receives highest award in Magic - Merlin Magic Award Magician Malta

“I am proud to honor and recognize Brian Role’ and Lola Palmer with a Merlin Award for their extraordinary contributions to the magic community” Tony Hassini

Brian & Lola earn an IMS Merlin Award

The most prestigious award in Magic 

Brian Role` and Lola Palmer now holders of an “Merlin Award ” by the International Magicians Society ( IMS) .


The most prestigious award in magic, the I.M.S. Merlin Award.


Brian Role` and Lola Palmer are now holders of the  International Magician’s Society  (IMS)“Merlin Award ”. They are the first ever Malta magicians to receive the most prestigious award in magic.

World President and chairman of the IMS, Mr. Tony Hassini flew in from the USA specifically to present the award. The award was given to Brian and Lola by Mr Hassini during a live event at Casino Malta. Present were members of Ring 202 including the current President of Ring 202 and Past IBM President Vanni Pule`.

To the magic community, winning a Merlin Award, is equivalent to winning an ‘Oscar’.  Because of this, it is the highest honor to bestow on any international magician and illusionist.  The IMS bases the award on various professional factors. These include talent, showmanship, originality and skills. It also includes the ability of its recipients to entertain under any conditions. Previous recipients include the likes of David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller and Criss Angel among others.

The Presentation of the award to Brian and Lola at Casino Malta

“I am proud to honor and recognize Brian Role’ and Lola Palmer for their extraordinary contributions to the magic community with their magic dinner show the Chamber of Mysteries.” commented Tony Hassini. “Their interactive, engaging style and amazing feats of magic win them the respect and admiration of their peers and families all over the world. For this, I am sure that this is only the start of much much more recognition and success in the years to follow.”

Malta Magician win International Award in Magic - Merlin Award Winners Brian Role and Lola Palmer

During the acceptance speech, Brian stated “The significance of this most prestigious award in magic, the Merlin Award, is years of hard work and persistence. These are now recognised internationally by the largest magic society in the world. Earning this most prestigious award means so much to us.  Therefore we truly are honored by this most prestigious recognition.” Whilst thanking all those who stand by and continue to help throughout the years, Brian gave thanks to Mr Tony Hassini. Thanks also to the IMS for believing in them as well as all the audiences they enjoy performing for.

Brian and Lola thank the main sponsors significantly essential to make the event possible. These are, Casino Malta and Absolute Ent & Med Ltd.

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