Dani likes to keep things simple. His two favourite activities are watching football with his father and listening to the murmur of his mother’s pot when she cooks a stew.

He fell in love with the guitar at an early age - literally love at first sight - and he is still hopelessly infatuated. He never separates from his guitar, holding on to her while we chat, and he pleads with me to photograph him with her. I’m sorry, but I can’t include any props…

His other great love will always be the legendary maestro Paco de Lucía, his mentor, his idol and his soul-mate. The happiest moments of Dani’s life were playing the guitar with Paco (“It was like playing football with Messi.”), and his saddest was Paco’s passing away in Mexico.

I have an impression that Dani would make an exceptionally good friend: steadfast, loyal and completely guileless.