ABOUT CONAN LIU
Obsessed by magic on TV, Conan Liu (刘果楠) started learning magic by self since eight. With 15 years' effort, he's become a well-known teenage star in China and an international awarded magician with experience of more than 1000 shows and over 350,000 followers on Chinese mainstream social media. He is now on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chinese Magicians.
Conan Liu is also a magician member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Academy of Magical Arts at the sanctuary of magic, the Hollywood Magic Castle. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Communication University of China and is furthering his eduction in American Film Institute. At only 19 years of age, he made history by being the first Chinese magician to win the World Championships of Performing Arts, which is cited as the Olympics of Performing Arts.
In 2009, at age 13, Conan Liu made his first TV appearance on "The Gold-Medal Magicians(金牌魔术团）" of Hunan TV Network, where he was highly praised by the famous magician and judge--Lu Chen (刘谦), who predicted that Conan is potentially the best Chinese young magician in near future. "He really loves magic from the bottom of his heart." Wang Han(汪涵), the celebrity Chinese television host, was left impressed after watching 13-year-old Conan's act.
Afterwards, Liu was invited to perform onstage worldwide and has made numerous special television guest appearances on CCTV--China National TV Network (中国中央电视台) including CCTV specials of "Welcoming FISM--The World Championships of Magic to Beijing" in July, 2009.
In 2010, Henan TV Network featured him for six episodes in “Magic Unlike Any Others (魔亦有道)” .
In 2011 and 2016, he appeared on "I Wanna be on Spring Festival Evening Gala(我要上春晚）" of China National TV network (CCTV-3), in which he won more than two million votes from the nationwide audience.
In October 2011, CCTV-14, the Children's Channel of China National TV Network（央视少儿频道）aired his 25-mins special in the network's "GrowING(成长在线)" series.
In 2013, China National TV Network had him guest performing for the Chairman Mao's 120th Birthday Anniversary.
In 2012 and 2016, he joined the cast of the Children's day Gala and Youth's day Gala (CCTV-1) held by China National TV Network (中国中央电视台) respectively, which made him the youngest magician to appear on the stage of the CCTV No.1 Studio.
In 2017, he was invited for guest appearance on the Finale gala show of the 21st World Championships of Performing Arts in the United States and the Celebration Gala of Malaysia National Day in Malaysia.
In September, he once again appeared on China National TV Network, combining digital art and traditional Peking Opera with magic on the popular variety show "I Love Applause(我爱满堂彩）", CCTV-3.
In 2018, he was guested to perform at the Academy Awarding Ceremony of Chinese Cultural Industries held in Beijing and the American Chinese Spring Festival Gala held in Los Angeles.
The same year in June, as a representative of graduates, Conan Liu performed his original act at the Graduation Ceremony of Communication University of China, leaving crowned with the title "Real-life Harry Potter in China" with courtesy of media. In August, he was guested to perform at the Opening Night of the 10th China Media DreamWorks in Beijing.
In September, North America ZW-TV(北美中旺电视) aired the interview with Conan Liu as part of the "Turn on LA" series. In December, he was guested to present awards at the Global Cuisine Awards as an outstanding performer of the show.
In 2019, he made a guest acting appearance at the HT-TV Chinese Lantern Festival Gala held in San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. In July, his social media released a live video of him making the Pacific Wheel on Santa Monica Beach disappear for 10 seconds, which sparked a heated debate on the Internet.