Montreal teen piano prodigy impresses on 'Ellen' show
Published Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:30PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:13AM EDT
It takes a lot to get teen piano prodigy Daniel Clarke Bouchard nervous.
A performance at Carnegie Hall couldn't do it, and neither could an appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', where the Montreal native performed an original "boogie woogie" piece during an episode that aired on April 7.
"You know what? I don't have any nervous particles in my body," Clarke Bouchard told CTV Montreal following his 'Ellen' appearance. "My body is 100 per cent joyful. It's like an engine."
His joy for playing music was apparent during his appearance on the talk show, where the 14-year-old impressed talk-show host with his musical skills.
Clarke Bouchard started playing piano at the age of five. Since then, he’s played with renowned Canadian jazz pianist Oliver Jones and performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City.
But playing piano isn't the teen's only passion.
Clarke Bouchard also plays hockey and had the opportunity to meet one of his favourite players –Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick – during the 'Ellen' show.
While Clarke Bouchard has been getting plenty of exposure lately, having released his first album in November, he says he used Twitter to get DeGeneres' attention.
"It was the first time I tweeted anybody," he confessed.
With a report from CTV Montreal's Vanessa Lee
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