Chen Chunyuan is an associate teacher of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, a master’s tutor, and deputy director of the folk music department.
As a Vice President of the Shanghai Acoustics Association Erhu Professional Committee, Chen Chunyuan is the first civil music master in Shanghai. In 1983, she was admitted to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music; and studied with Wang Yongde, a famous erhu instructor.
She successfully held solo concerts in Shanghai, Taiwan, Japan. She has been invited as well to the United States and played in United-Kingdom; France, Germany and Italy. Chen has won the admiration of erhu fans in China and abroad.