Luis de Matos is a professional magician in Portugal. He began making guest appearances on television in 1990 and two years later hosted his own television series entitled Isto Magia! (This is Magic). This was followed by several other magic series including Noite Magica, Illuses com Luis de Mato, Luis de Matos Ao Vivo, Shalakabula and, just this year, Luis de Matos Misterios a 13 x 1 hour series for RTP 1 in Portugal.
He was named Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in 1999, is magical consultant to Portugals National Theatre, was artistic director of FISM 2000 in Lisbon and currently produces several annual magic festivals in Portugal. His biggest project to date is the creation of Estudio 33 in his hometown of Coimbra. It is the purpose built magical headquarters of Luis de Matos Productions, housing a fully rigged theatre, rehearsal space, reference library, workshop and offices. It is also the venue for this web conference.