Daniel Padim is a talented Brazilian acoustic guitar player and composer who began his musical career in 2013 with the release of his debut solo album, "Looking Up to Giants". With all tracks composed and performed by Daniel, "Looking Up to Giants" was engineered by the Canadian musician Antoine Dufour, and well- received by publications such as the prestigious Guitar Player magazine and the virtual magazine GuitarLoad.
In 2015, Daniel partnered with the American record label Candyrat Records, which brought him increased visibility and recognition worldwide. The following year, he gained his first hit with a brilliant arrangement of the Coldplay song "A Sky Full of Stars", which received over 1 million views on YouTube.
In 2018, Daniel released his second solo acoustic guitar album, "Legitimate," which featured 12 entirely original songs. The album has since gained over one million streams and views worldwide, with its greatest hit being the song "Song for a King." The song became particularly popular in China, with thousands of fans creating their own covers of the track.
Daniel's music has accumulated over 10 million streams on the Netease streaming platform in China alone, highlighting his popularity among music lovers in the region.
In 2019, Daniel was a finalist in the "Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2019" contest held in London, UK, and acclaimed as the top pick by Andy McKee in the preliminary round. Daniel has performed at various venues around the world, including the "Fingerstyle Feeling Festival" in Poland, where he also served as a judge in the festival's contest. In addition, he was a judge at the "Natasha International Fingerstyle Competition" in China and in 2023 Daniel was invited to be judge and performer in one of the majors fingerstyle competitions in world, the WAGF in China, together with Pierre Bensusan among other great legends of fingerstyle guitar.
Daniel's newest album, "Undarkening Light", is set to release on May 26th, 2023. He is currently working on promoting the album, and fans are eagerly anticipating its arrival.