Morning Light host Michael Wolch talks to 14 year old Montreal piano prodigy Daniel Clarke Bouchard! Listen here.
Daniel is fresh off his appearance on The Ellen Show, where he wowed her with some boogie woogie paino playing.
At just 14 years old, the Québécois pianist Daniel Clarke Bouchard is already a sensation on the Montréal music scene. ATMA Classique presents Scènes d’enfants, his tailor-made debut solo recording, featuring music by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Haydn and Chopin. The hugely talented Clarke Bouchard is also a jazz enthusiast and joins his mentor — jazz great, Oliver Jones — on two jazz-inspired tracks performed on two pianos: an improvisation on Mozart’s Ah vous dirai-je maman variations, and Claude Léveillée’s Grande valse fofolle, a piece the two performed live at the 2012 Francofolies de Montréal.
We chatted about his budding career, musical influences and his appearance on the Ellen Show.