Chen Jiang is a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music where she is supervisor of doctoral studies as well as the head of the piano department. At the age of 7, she won the first prize in the first Shanghai Children’s Piano Competition. At the age of 11, she collaborated with the eminent Chinese conductor Yijun Huang and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from the Affiliated Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1992, Jiang was admitted to Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Dance de Paris. She graduated in piano, chamber music, accompaniment for lieder and collaborative piano. In 1998, she graduated from the Conservatoire de Genève, where she studied with eminent teachers, such as Shuxing Zheng, Yanru Yang, Jianzhong Wang, Pascal Devoyon, and Dominique Merlet. Besides winning international competitions such as the Concours International de Piano d’Epinal in 1997), Jiang worked with the Swiss National Orchestra, the French Metz Symphony Orchestra, the French Montbeliard Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Chamber Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Conservatory of Music Youth Symphony Orchestra, Macau Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she also collaborated with renowned Chinese singers and instrumentalists.
In 2002, she received the highest award at the Shanghai Spring International Arts Festival. She also won the Shanghai Outstanding Young Teacher Award in 2003 and in 2005 and was selected as a fellow of the Pujiang Talent Program awarded by the city of Shanghai. Jiang has also served as a deputy on the 15th and 16th Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress.