Daniel Clarke Bouchard
Daniel Clarke Bouchard started playing the piano when he was 5 years old and gave his first recital at the age of 6. He received the grand prize at the Joy of Music Festival held at McGill University for three consecutive years. In 2009, Daniel also won the gold medal at the Montreal Classical Music Festival. In 2010, he took gold in the Concerto Competition as part of the Quebec Music Educators' Association.
As first place winner of the Canadian Music Competition 2011, Daniel has received the Yamaha, Canimex and Gilles Chatel scholarships. Since then Daniel had the privilege to debut last February with the Orchestre Métropolitain, performing the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1, 3rd movement, with Conductor Daniel Myssyk as part of the Montréal en Lumière Festival - Youth Spirit series.Daniel has played at the new Symphonic Hall of the OSM, le Theatre Maisonneuve on several occasions, the Oscar Peterson Hall, Redpath Hall in McGill University, and La Maison Trestler. Daniel has had the privilege of performing at Carnegie Hall, as first prizewinner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition.
His concert appearances include performing at the 2012 International Jazz Festival with Molly Johnson, performing at the Tedx Youth Conference and recently at Place des Arts and the Oscar Peterson Hall along with the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir conducted by Dr. Trevor Payne. Daniel was a featured performer at the Vision Awards Gala honoring Gregory Charles. And he has recently come off a tour with the Appasionata Chamber Orchestra, performing Bach's F Minor Piano Concerto. Participating and performing for many fundraisers in Montreal, Daniel has been presented and shared the stage with the great Oliver Jones, his mentor.
Daniel has appeared on television, notably on "Des kiwis et des hommes" with Gregory Charles, Daniel has been interviewed on both CBC Radio and Radio-Canada and has been featured in various magazines and newspapers like The Montreal Gazette, L'Actualite and La Semaine.
This season Daniel looks forward to many upcoming concerts and fundraising events including performances in the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. He currently studies music at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.