Daniel Clarke Bouchard began playing the piano at the age of five and gave his first piano recital at the age of six. He received the Grand Prize 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 won Gold at the Quebec Music Educators Association Competition. In 2011, Daniel won first place at the Canadian Music Competition and received the Yamaha, Canimex and Gilles Chatel scholarships.
Daniel has performed in many great venues all across Canada, most notably at the Maison Symphonique, the Wilfrid Pelletier hall, the Maisonneuve Theater and Koerner Hall in Toronto. In 2012, Daniel performed at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York.
He has performed for many fundraisers in Canada, particularly for the Dilawri Foundation, the Horatio Alger Foundation and for Alzheimer’s research.
Daniel has shared the stage many times with the great Oliver Jones, who was his mentor and idol growing up. Daniel performed at the 2012 International Jazz Festival with Molly Johnson, at the Tedx Youth Conference, and at the Place des Arts with the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir and Trevor Payne. Daniel also performed for the Vision Awards Gala in Montreal. He also was the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada’s cultural ambassador in 2014.
Daniel is known by his fans for his numerous appearances on television. His first big television appearance came on the show “Kiwis et des hommes” in 2011. Ever since, he has been interviewed countless times on CBC Radio and Radio-Canada and articles have been written about him in magazines and newspapers all across the world. Recently, he made appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tout Le Monde En Parle, Canada AM and the George Stroumboulopoulos show.
In 2014, he was invited to perform on stage with Earth, Wind and Fire as part of their Shining Star World Tour.
Daniel has performed with many orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra with Dina Gilbert, the National Arts Center Orchestra with Alexander Shelley, the I Musici of Montreal with Jean-Michel Malouf, the Sinfonia de Lanaudière with Stephane Laforest, the Metropolitain Orchestra of Montreal with Daniel Myssyk and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Appassionata Ensemble with Daniel Myssyk, with the world-renowned Auryn Quartet and several others. Daniel has won numerous awards, including the Félix Award for the 2014 Classical Album of the Year, the 2014 Montreal International Music Competition’s Choquette Symcox Award and the 2017 SPACQ Foundation’s Eval-Manigat Award.