Daniel Clarke Bouchard started playing the piano at the age of five years old and gave his first piano recital at six. He received grand prize three consecutive years at the Joy of Music Festival held at Mcgill University. In 2009, he 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. Daniel Clarke won first place at the 2011 Canadian Music Competition and received the Yamaha, Canimex and Gilles Chatel scholarships.
Last year, in 2012, he had the privilege to make his debut with the Metropolitan Orchestra, performing the Mendelssohn piano concerto no.1. This concert was part of the Montreal Highlights Festival. Daniel has performed in venues such as the New Symphonic Hall of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, la Place des Arts, the Oscar Peterson Hall, the Redpath Hall at Mcgill University, Birks and at Le Maison Trestler. He has also performed for many fundraisers and gala events in Montreal.
Daniel has shared the stage and performed with the great Oliver Jones who has been his mentor. On May 20, 2012, Daniel performed at Carnegie Hall, as first prize winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition held in New York. His concert highlights include a performance with the Montreal Jubilation choir, conducted by Dr.Trevor Payne; performing the Bach concerto in F minor with the Appassionata Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Myssyk; performing at the Francofolies closing ceremony and his solo concert at Festival Classica.
Recently, he performed with Yannick Nezet-Seguin November 27th with the Metropolitain Orchestra and released his first album, Scenes D’enfants, November 19th. He currently studies piano at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal.