LIU Chang-fu was born in August 1944 in Tianjin, Hebei province and his ancestral home was in Jinghai, Hebei province. In 1956, he was admitted to the affiliated secondary school of Central Conservatory. After his graduation in 1963 till 1969, he taught the erhu performing in Inner Mongolia Arts Institute. In 1979, he became a postgraduate in Central Conservatory, studying erhu performing, education and theory under LAN Yu-song. In 1981, he got his master degree and stayed in the conservatory as a teacher. Now he is an associate professor in the department of Chinese music of Central Conservatory, the postgraduate instructor, the vice chairman of the Erhu Academy of the China Musicians’ Association, the administrative director of China Folk Orchestral Music Academy and the vice chairman of Erhu Professional Committee.