"When I tell people that I am a magician, they usually think I'm just going to do a quick card trick to fool them and that's it," said Irving, a 23-year-old Lubbock native. "But I find it gratifying when I then perform and show them more than just a trick."
Having had practiced magic for over eleven years, Irving spoke about what he will perform at his next public performance at Amarillo High School's Auditorium.
"The audience can be sure to know that I will show them things that have taken many years to develop, so it isn't just a cheap trick I bought on a magic store. My favorite way to describe it: They will not get just a trick, but an entire experience to remember."
Performing in elegant settings for Irving is something he has been familiar with for many years now.
"I have had the blessing of performing for CEO's of national companies as well as many politicians in private events. At first you get very nervous, but soon you realize that you've reached a point in your art where you are confident that you will give a great performance all the time," said Irving. "This is of course after a few times of shaking from the nervousness and messing up once in a while!"
When asked about the things he does, originality was Irving's key ingredient.
"All the things that the audience will see I made myself, drawing inspiration from paintings, music, and other arts and incorporating them into magic. This show is my masterpiece and it showcases what I am best at; card magic. I look at every detail that there is to a full routine, so it takes a very long time to make these demonstrations."
Irving Quant has performed for major corporations in the US and Mexico. He has performed in Mexico, Argentina, Central America, and numerous states in the US. He also has gained worldwide recognition among his peers as one of the top innovators of his field. Irving is currently working to export his magic overseas with projects for television and live performances.
He can be seen live at the Amarillo High School Auditorium January 20th, 7:00PM. Tickets are $10 for students and adults and $8 for children five and under. All proceeds go to the Amarillo High School Drama Club.
For more information contact: Amarillo High School Theater Director Brent McFarland at 1-800-354-4403 or email@example.com.