Being a flamenco guitarist today is an innovation endeavor.
Daniel Casares is a premature artist. From a very young age he stands out in his progression as a guitar player and brings some recognizable signs of identity in the renewal of a classical sound influenced by his “maestros” of a previous generation as Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlúcar, Tomatito or Gerardo Núñez.
In his creation he brings an unusual capacity to assimilate the depth of the flamenco touch but at the same time, he is able to communicate throught flamenco music thanks to his cappacity to read scores of classical works and other music such as copla, Easter music, jazz or fado.
He was, at the time, the youngest artist to receive “El Bordón Minero de La Unión” when he was only 16 years old and his curriculum will always include the fact that he was one of the last guitar accompanists of a singing legend such as Juanito Valderrama, with whom he recorded live at La Unión titled ‘Don Juan’. On his own, he signs his first album with 19 years old entitled ‘Duende Flamenco’, to start a fruitful relationship with the recording studios.
In 2005 he received one of the most important recognitions of his career from the New York Association of Show Chroniclers, which represents a recognition of his international career and shoots him in the American market, which he will never forget. Spanish flamenco critics will also award him . with the ‘Miguel Acal’ award.
In 2007, as part of the second Bienal of flamenco in Malaga, at the Teatro Cánovas, he presents his fourth album ‘Caballero’ and it becomes the recognition of his music as one of the most recognisable flags on the flamenco scene of Malaga.
Alejandro Sanz doesn’t overlook the ability of that little boy from Estepona and in his next studio job, ‘El ladrón del agua’, Daniel had the honor to colaborate with him.
Several other facts mark an indisputable maturity in his concert guitar. He filled a music sanctuary like the Teatro Maestranza in Seville with his proposal of fusion with the symphonic music with his guitar. He has opened the “Noche Blanca del Flamenco de Córdoba” or closed the V international encounter of guitar ‘Paco de Lucía’ in Algeciras.
Not to mention some of his successes in his incessant world tour with memorable nights such as the one given at the Carnegie Hall in New York or in Rio de Janeiro, at the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, where he presented to the Brazilian public his Aranjuez concert by Maestro Rodrigo on the 75th anniversary of the composition of this mythical work.
La Luna de Alejandra and the Concert of Aranjuez have been one of his most recent reinterpretations and recently, his amazing record with “maestro Arturo Díez Boscovich” and the Philharmonic of Malaga.
As travelling companions throughout his career, Daniel Casares has been fortunate enough to collaborate with world-class musicians such as Lorena Mckennit, Dulce Pontes, Miguel Poveda, Cecilia Bartoli, Toquinho, Antonio Orozco, José Mercé and Adam Ben Ezra.
At this moment, his communicative capacity inside and outside the stages continues launching him to the international musical panorama as one of the most versatile guitar performers of the last decades and opening him an incessant agenda of appointments, concerts and recordings of flamenco guitar but equally prepared for any type of compositional company or interpretation that is presented to him..