Born in Inner Mongolia, Wulanchabu, in 1988, Liu Boxuan began her formal music training on the violin at the age of four, first with her father, and later with professors Jin Zai-qing and Huang Xiao-zhi. She completed secondary school at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in 2006 where she studied with Chinese violin master Gao Lian-fa, and was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music to study with the world famous violinist Xue Wei.
After winning numerous local and international awards, Liu was awarded first prize at the first Sonata Competition of the Central Conservatory of Music in May 2008, and Silver Award at the CCTV Piano and Violin Competition the same year.
She has participated in international chamber music masterclasses with Rainer Kussmaul (former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic) and Sadao Harada (former cellist of the Tokyo String Quartet), and in 2010 earned high recognition from the violinist Hu Kun after attending his master class. The same year she became a Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellow of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She joined the second violin section of the orchestra in the 2012/13 season.