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DANI DE MORÓN


He was born in Seville but has lived all his life in Morón de la Frontera, where as a child he enrolled in the conservatory to study piano but ended up deciding to play the guitar. As Morón is a town with a strong guitar and flamenco tradition, he will receive classes from the great maestros Alfonso Clavijo and Manolo Morilla, and soon the time will come to learn to play for the flamenco dance in Seville where the Matilde Coral Academy will become his second home, under the tutelage of the dancer Manuel Corrales "El Mimbre" and the cantaor Curro Fernández. He combines the accompaniment of singing and dancing with music composition and the concert guitar. He will visit competitions such as that of Hospitalet - in Barcelona - Calasparra and La Unión - in Murcia - and that of the Federación de Peñas or the Bienal de Flamenco - in Seville - being a finalist in all of them and winning several first prizes. An experience that will open for him the doors of flamenco dancing of great artists such as Antonio Canales, Javier Latorre, Manuela Carrasco, Javier Barón, Joaquín Grilo or Rosario Toledo. Already in 2004 he composed the music for the show 'Inmigración', by the Ángeles Gabaldón Company. This composing experience continues with 'Catedral' and 'Distopía' by Patricia Guerrero and 'El sombrero' by Estévez/Paños y Compañía. And, recently, other experiences shared with the dancers Rocío Molina and Leonor Leal.

Throughout his career, his guitar has accompanied various voices such as those of, among others, La Macanita, Guadiana, Potito, La Susi, Montse Cortés, Jesús Méndez, Antonio Campos, José Mercé, El Pele, Rocío Márquez or Arcángel, the latter being the one with whom he has a long and successful professional relationship that continues today.

However, the definitive backing comes when the maestro Paco de Lucía asks him to accompany him as a second guitar in several concerts of the "Cositas Buenas" album tour, an experience that will open up a new dimension and catapult him to the front line of the flamenco guitar.

He recorded his first solo album under the title "Cambio de Sentido" (“U-turn”) (2012/La Voz del Flamenco) for which he would receive the Premio Flamenco Hoy from the critics for Best Solo Guitar Album. And at the XVII Bienal de Sevilla he will receive the two Giraldillo awards for Best Concert Guitar and Best Show. Shortly after he would record his second solo work, "El sonido de mi libertad" (“The sound of my freedom”) (2015/La Voz del Flamenco).

He has also shared experiences in musically eclectic projects with musicians such as: Yotam Silberstein (pending resumption after having to cancel his presentation in New York caused by the COVID 19), Dave Liebmann, Aaron Diehl, Gerardo Núñez, Diego del Morao, Alfredo Lagos, Fuel Fandango or Concha Buika, with whom he has entered the international circuits of Jazz and World Music. Not to mention the musical adventures of the actress Victoria Abril on tour.

Thus, with his third album "21" (2018/Universal Music Spain) in which he has surrounded himself with the most important names in this century's “cante” (deep flamenco singing), Dani de Morón, he has definitively opened the frontier of his “sonanta” (flamenco guitar) to a stage in which technique, harmony and tuning play such an important role as the traditional “cuerda pelá” (nude guitar string) style with the ever-present use of the thumb on the bass strings and the “picado” technique in which he was raised as a child. An album awarded with nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards 2018 in the category of Best Flamenco Music Album.

He currently combines his concerts of different formats and the accompaniment of flamenco singers with the composition and musical direction for flamenco dance shows and his involvement in other musical projects together with viola da gambist Fahmi Alqhai's Accademia del Piacere, the avant-garde Spanish group of early music, in their encounters between flamenco and historical music (Renaissance, Baroque and others).

His new and already fourth album, 'Creer para ver' ("Believing is seeing"), was released on 18 September 2020 with Universal Music Spain.

CAMBIO DE SENTIDO (2012)


EL SONIDO DE MI LIBERTAD (2015)


21 (2018)


 

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