Yen Ching-Shyan studied in France in 1994 after passing the entrance exams for Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He obtained the degree of interpretation in 1995 under the tutelage of Professor Alain Bouhey. In 1997, at the Conservatoire National de Region Rueil-Malmaison in Superior class level, Yen Ching-Shyan came under the supervision of Andre Beun, (Solist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Saxophone of the National Republican Guard in France). In 1998, he won the first prize degree of interpretation as well as praise from Roger Boutry, (former head of the Saxophone Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the National Republican Guard in France), saying: "Top-level technical exquisite timbre, total perfection."
In July 1998 he received an exclusive interview and appeared in an article with the title "Made in Taiwan" in one of the magazines of the French Association of Saxophone. In December 1998, he was then enrolled in the Superior class level in the Conservatoire National de Region Rueil-Malmaison.
Yen Ching-Shyan currently teaches at the department of Music of the National University of Art of Taiwan, at the National Education University of Taipei, Now he is President of the saxophone Association of Taiwan.