Lu Chen

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Lu Chen (刘谦)

Lu Chen (Chinese: 刘谦) is a renowned magician from Taiwan and the only Chinese magician to perform in the Hollywood Magic Castle in the U.S.

Born on June 25, 1976 in Kaohsiung, Lu began to take a deep interest in magic at the age of 7. At the age of 12, he won Taiwan Children's Magic Contest, which was judged by world-famous magician David Copperfield. In 1999, he graduated from Taiwan Soochow University with a degree in Japanese literature. Lu hasn't been formally apprenticed by any master to teach him his skills. He has become a leading magician basically through self-study.

Lu has been on numerous performing tours around the world, appearing in Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and European countries. He made his debut on the Chinese mainland on CCTV's annual Spring Festival celebration gala in 2009, and his performance was considered one of the most popular acts that night. Since then, he has gained a great following throughout the mainland. Various provincial TV productions and entertainment groups have invited him to perform.

Lu has been the recipient of many international awards. Today, many consider him to be Asia's David Copperfield due to his unrivaled fame and popularity especially in Asian countries and regions.

Lu's awards and accomplishments

In 1988

Champion of Taiwan Children's Magic Contest judged by David Copperfield

In 1998

Best Creative Award presented by Formosa International Magic Convention

Special Award presented by American Magicians Association's SAM JAPAN

In 2000

Champion of International Magic Convention in Naniwa

Special Award presented by Japan Close-up Magic Association (JCMA)

In 2001

Silver Medal presented by World Magic Seminar Asia in International Magic Contest

Bronze Lion Award in China Wuqiao International Arts Festival

Silver Medal Award in Shanghai International Magic Arts Festival

In 2003

FISM Excellence Award presented in Japan World Magic Contest

Grand Prix Champion in Asian UGM World Magic Seminar

Best Manipulation Award of the Year voted by audience in World Magic Seminar

Best Foreign Magician of the Year presented by Japan Association for Professional Magicians

In 2005

Neil Foster Award for Outstanding Manipulation of the Year presented by US CHAVEZ Magic Academy

Best Performance Award voted by audience in US Abbott's Magic Get-together

In 2008

Best Close-up Magician of the Year by Japan Close-up Magic Association in Japan Cup

In 2009

First Prize for CCTV Spring Festival Gala Folk Art and Other Types

Fashion Man of the Year presented by the Esquize Magazine

In 2010

First Prize for CCTV Spring Festival Gala Folk Art and Other Types

Merlin Award for Outstanding Contribution presented by International Magic Association

Magician of the Year in Taiwan

In 2011

Magician of the Year presented by US Academy of Magical Art

Asian Magician Award of the Year co-presented by FISM (International Federation of Magic Societies) and AMA (Asian Magic Association)