Although Richard Hatch holds two graduate degrees in Physics from Yale University, he finds it easier apparently to violate the laws of nature than to discover them. He has been performing his unique brand of magic full time since 1983. In 1985, shortly after winning first place in the annual New England Close Up Magic Competition in Worcester, Massachusetts, Richard moved with his wife, violinist Rosemary Kimura, to Houston, Texas where they were based until moving to Richard’s hometown of Logan, Utah in October 2010. For several years he honed his craft entertaining the guests as one of the house magicians at Houston's Magic Island Nightclub before devoting himself exclusively to private and corporate work, traveling internationally on behalf of his clients. Hatch is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and is a lifetime member of the Society of American Magicians. Among magicians he is known as the translator from German into English of works about Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser (1806 – 1875), Paul Potassy, and the first four volumes of Roberto Giobbi’s acclaimed “Card College” course of card manipulation. In 2010 he was a featured performer at the exhibit "Magic: The Science of Wonder" at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. In 2011 Hatch served as a consultant to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles for its exhibit "Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age". He serves on the board of the Sunshine Terrace Foundation and is the author of the illustrated bilingual (English and Japanese) children's book, Taro-san the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree published in December 2012.
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