Daniel Casares was born in 1980 in a particular neighborhood of Malaga named El Limonar. From a very young age he was thought to be gifted, something in Spanish they call “duende”, and he proves so with his guitar. These original, different sounds, alongside a suitable personality of its own, reflect that inner fury that he unleashes powerfully on his strings.
Casares’ professional career is premature. At only 13 years old, he participates in the recording of the collective album, “A la Guitarra de Estepona”.
At the age of 16 he is awarded the prestigious Bordón minero de La Unión, becoming the youngest guitarist, to date, to achieve this. In addition, he wins the Jaén National Guitar Award and this enables him to record his first album “Duende Flamenco” that same year, although it isn’t released until 1999, when he turns 19.
His musical affection is closely linked to the Maestro Juanito Valderrama, to whom he was very close during his last years; this is reflected in the record “Don Juan”, which was recorded live at the La Unión Flamenco Festival (Murcia, Spain).
The lyrical world has also been able to enjoy Daniel Casares, since the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, asked him to accompany her, as a guest artist, in her European tour on the occasion of the presentation and tribute to the diva María Malibrán.
In 2010 he was chosen by an international committee to represent European culture at the Media Presentation Gala of the Shanghai Expo 2010.