The show's title was inspired by the term “chamber music,” an intimate form of classical music typically performed in small venues. The show itself was strongly influenced by the legendary Viennese magician Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser (1806-1875), the father of parlor magic, who entertained elite audiences of invited guests. Cohen also performs private events for royalty, the ultra-rich and Hollywood stars.
Chamber Magic shows are held five times weekly at the Waldorf Towers and have been presented at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Los Angeles), The Drake Hotel (Chicago), The Beau Rivage (Geneva), The Langham Hilton (London), the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, and in a Russian palace in Moscow.
In 2012, Cohen performed his one-man show "Theater of Wonder" at Carnegie Hall and starred in his own television special that aired on the History Channel.
A Magical Life
As a boy, Cohen was fascinated by magic performed by his uncle, who had once met Houdini. Cohen earned a degree in psychology from Cornell University and spent a year abroad studying at Waseda University in Tokyo. He has native-level proficiency in Japanese and worked as an interpreter for the Japanese government.
Cohen is the author of “Win the Crowd” (HarperCollins Publishers, 2005), a guide to persuading, influencing and charming others so you can ultimately accomplish the things you've always wanted to do. Steve Cohen holds the esteemed rank of MIMC (Member of the Inner Magic Circle) with Gold Star, awarded by The Magic Circle in London.